[ path-uh-loj-i-kuhl ]
/ ˌpæθ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl /
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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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Also path·o·log·ic [path-uh-loj-ik] /ˌpæθ əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ .
OTHER WORDS FROM 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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How to use pathological in a sentence
Pathologic secondary headaches are more serious and likely require brain imaging to determine the main cause of the pain.How to Destroy Your Headaches|Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD, Tej Azad|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A marked increase indicates some pathologic condition at the site of their origin.
Slight lymphocyte leukocytosis occurs in many other pathologic conditions, but is of little significance.
The reaction is frankly acid in health and in nearly all pathologic conditions.
There are also grouped fractures, the pathologic anatomy of which is similar.Lameness of the Horse|John Victor Lacroix
Whatever be the cure adopted, we may promise ourselves the joy of the doctor called in to follow a beautiful pathologic case.
British Dictionary definitions for pathological
less commonly pathologic
/ (ˌpæθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) /
of or relating to pathology
relating to, involving, or caused by disease
informal compulsively motivateda pathological liar
Derived forms of pathologicalpathologically, adverb
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