or path·o·log·ic

[ path-uh-loj-i-kuh l or path-uh-loj-ik ]
/ ˌpæθ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl or ˌpæθ əˈlɒdʒ ɪk /


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.

Nearby words

  1. pathologic anatomy,
  2. pathologic calcification,
  3. pathologic fracture,
  4. pathologic myopia,
  5. pathologic retraction ring,
  6. pathological anatomy,
  7. pathological liar,
  8. pathologically,
  9. pathologist,
  10. pathologize

Origin of pathological

1680–90; < Greek pathologik(ós) (see pathology, -ic) + -al1

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British Dictionary definitions for pathologic


less commonly pathologic

/ (ˌpæθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) /


of or relating to pathology
relating to, involving, or caused by disease
informal compulsively motivateda pathological liar
Derived Formspathologically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for pathologic
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for pathologic


[ păth′ə-lŏjĭ-kəl ]


Of or relating to pathology.
Relating to or caused by disease.
Related formspath′o•logi•cal•ly adv.

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