[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.
Origin of pathological
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Examples from the Web for pathologic
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
The pathologic fluids are classed as transudates and exudates.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis
James Campbell Todd
It was the first evidence of his pathologic emotionalism and vindictiveness.Studies in Forensic Psychiatry
There are also grouped fractures, the pathologic anatomy of which is similar.Lameness of the Horse
John Victor Lacroix
Hence it might be considered as a useful condition of no pathologic significance at all.
However careful a urinalysis may be, there is no assurance that one can predict the pathologic state of the kidney.
less commonly pathologic
- of or relating to pathology
- relating to, involving, or caused by disease
- informal compulsively motivateda pathological liar
Word Origin and History for pathologic
"pertaining to pathology," 1650s, from Greek pathologikos (see pathology).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or relating to pathology.
- Relating to or caused by disease.
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