- 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 pathologist
He admitted in court that he was not a pathologist, and that he did not have any formal training in ballistics or sound.Disastrous Turn By Star Witness For Pistorius Defense
April 17, 2014
The expert opinion attached to the report reads like an article by a movie critic and not by a pathologist.Self-Immolation in Nablus
May 20, 2013
She had contracted a form of blood poisoning as well as an E. coli infection, a pathologist found.When Pro-Life Means Death
November 16, 2012
“The pathologist believes it is highly unlikely the death was through natural causes,” Norfolk police said in a statement.The Discovery of a Body on the Queen’s Estate Starts Her Jubilee Year Off Badly
January 3, 2012
In other words, they are diseased, and fall within the domain of the pathologist.The Problems of Psychical Research
Mr. Phillips is rather a pathologist of fiction than a critic.
And there's Murphy the pathologist, and Stoddart the eye man.The Man from Archangel
A. Conan Doyle
Presently Pete remarked: "Surgeon an' pathologist is the Perfessor."Bunch Grass
Horace Annesley Vachell
The attacks were so vicious that the pathologist, Captain Watson, sought for special organisms, but found only staphylococcus.The Australian Army Medical Corps in Egypt
James W. Barrett
- 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 pathologist
"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").
- A specialist in pathology who practices chiefly in the laboratory as a consultant to clinical colleagues.
- 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.