Definition of Pathological

1. Adjective. Of or relating to the practice of pathology. "Pathological laboratory"

Exact synonyms: Pathologic
Partainyms: Pathology, Pathology
Derivative terms: Pathology, Pathology

2. Adjective. Caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition. "A pathological urge to succeed"
Similar to: Neurotic, Psychoneurotic
Derivative terms: Pathology

3. Adjective. Caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology. "Pathological bodily processes"
Exact synonyms: Diseased, Morbid, Pathologic
Similar to: Unhealthy
Derivative terms: Morbidity, Pathology, Pathology

Definition of Pathological

1. Adjective. Pertaining to pathology. ¹

2. Adjective. Relating to or caused by a physical or mental disorder. ¹

3. Adjective. (mathematics) Having properties which are counterintuitive or difficult to handle. ¹

4. Adjective. (computer science) Having properties that cause unusually bad behaviour, especially regarding correctness or performance. ¹

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Definition of Pathological

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Pathological

1. Of or pertaining to pathology. Patholog"ically. Origin: Gr., cf. F. Pathologique. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pathological

pathologic amenorrhoea
pathologic amputation
pathologic calcification
pathologic diagnosis
pathologic fracture
pathologic glycosuria
pathologic histology
pathologic physiology
pathologic process
pathologic processes
pathologic retraction ring
pathologic rigidity
pathologic sphincter
pathologic startle syndromes
pathological anatomy
pathological coupling
pathological couplings
pathological histology
pathological model
pathological pathways
pathological process
pathological state

Literary usage of Pathological

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1908)
"Pathological Monster» Ova. at term. 80572 11.765 80 12 7048 7 .6 I find in my own records of 434* embryos (Catalogue Nos. i to 404) that 163 of them are ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1916)
"BY BM VANCE, MD, Pathological LABORATORY, BELLEVUE HOSPITAL, NEW YORK CITY. ... The clinical and pathological pictures of the cases of multiple ..."

3. Anthropological Papers of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1910)
"An arm bone in 9 or 45% of the cases was pathological. The humerus in 5 or 25% of the ... A leg bone or bones in 12 or 60% of the cases was pathological. ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1914)
"Associated pathological findings: Echinococcus cyst of liver; arteriosclerosis of kidneys. ... Associated pathological findings: Chronic diffuse nephritis. ..."

5. Microscopical Morphology of the Animal Body in Health and Disease by Carl Heitzmann (1882)
"Pathological Urine. In pathological conditions the urine may be passed as a ... A. highly acid reaction is due to the presence of a pathological amount of ..."

6. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"By a pathological associated movement, is meant one that does not appear in association with a given voluntary movement in a normal person, but that does ..."

7. A History of the Boston City Hospital from Its Foundation Until 1904 by Isabel Adams (Hampton) Robb, Boston City Hospital, David Williams Cheever, George Washington Gay, Amos Lawrence Mason, John Bapst Blake (1906)
"THE Pathological DEPARTMENT OF THE BOSTON CITY HOSPITAL. BY DR. FB MALLORY. THE position of pathologist to the Hospital was established when the institution ..."

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