- the science or the study of the origin, nature, and course of diseases.
- the conditions and processes of a disease.
- any deviation from a healthy, normal, or efficient condition.
Origin of pathology
Examples from the Web for pathologies
It just really fed into a lot of pathologies I had going for me.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire
January 6, 2015
As Holiday, McDonald looks these pathologies right in the eye and invites the audience to empathize.Audra for the Win: Why Audra McDonald Must Win Tony for Best Actress
June 7, 2014
Set in the near future, the pathologies of the present are amplified and exaggerated.Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’
Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts
March 23, 2012
We had to get the attention of the Arabs, strike against Arab targets, take on the pathologies of that world.Panetta's Freudian Slip
July 12, 2011
- the branch of medicine concerned with the cause, origin, and nature of disease, including the changes occurring as a result of disease
- the manifestations of disease, esp changes occurring in tissues or organs
- any variant or deviant condition from normal
Word Origin and History for pathologies
"science of diseases," 1610s, from French pathologie (16c.), from medical Latin pathologia "study of disease," from Greek pathos "suffering" (see pathos) + -logia "study" (see -logy). In reference to the study of abnormal mental conditions from 1842. Ancient Greek pathologia was "study of the passions;" the Greek word for "science of diseases" was pathologike ("pathologics").
- The medical science concerned with all aspects of disease with an emphasis on the essential nature, causes, and development of abnormal conditions, as well as with the structural and functional changes that result from disease processes.
- The anatomical or functional manifestations of a disease.
- The scientific study of disease and its causes, processes, and effects.
- The physical and mental abnormalities that result from disease or trauma.
A branch of medicine that explores the nature and cause of disease. Pathology also involves the study of bodily changes that occur as the result of disease.