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pathological

or path·o·log·ic

[path-uh-loj-i-kuh l or path-uh-loj-ik]
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adjective
  1. of or relating to pathology.
  2. caused by or involving disease; morbid.
  3. caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition: a pathological hoarder.
  4. dealing with diseases: a pathological casebook.
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Origin of pathological

1680–90; < Greek pathologik(ós) (see pathology, -ic) + -al1
Related formspath·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbnon·path·o·log·ic, adjectivenon·path·o·log·i·cal, adjectivenon·path·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverbpost·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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British Dictionary definitions for non-pathological

pathological

less commonly pathologic

adjective
  1. of or relating to pathology
  2. relating to, involving, or caused by disease
  3. informal compulsively motivateda pathological liar
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Derived Formspathologically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for non-pathological

pathological

adj.

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.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

non-pathological in Medicine

pathological

(păth′ə-lŏjĭ-kəl)
adj.
  1. Of or relating to pathology.
  2. Relating to or caused by disease.
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Related formspath′o•logi•cal•ly adv.
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