[path-uh-loj-i-kuh l or path-uh-loj-ik]
of or relating to pathology.
caused by or involving disease; morbid.
caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition: a pathological hoarder.
dealing with diseases: a pathological casebook.
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- pathologic anatomy,
- pathologic calcification,
- pathologic fracture,
- pathologic myopia,
- pathologic retraction ring,
- pathological anatomy,
- pathological liar,
Origin of pathological
path·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·path·o·log·ic, adjectivenon·path·o·log·i·cal, adjectivenon·path·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
post·path·o·log·ic, adjectivepost·path·o·log·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·path·o·log·ic, adjectivesem·i·path·o·log·i·cal, adjectivesem·i·path·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbun·path·o·log·i·cal, adjectiveun·path·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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less commonly pathologic
of or relating to pathology
relating to, involving, or caused by disease
informal compulsively motivateda pathological liar
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1680s, "pertaining to disease," formed in English from pathologic + -al (1). Sense of "worthy to be a subject of pathology, morbid, excessive" (e.g. pathological liar) is attested from 1845. Related: Pathologically.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Of or relating to pathology.
Relating to or caused by disease.
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