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.
- Also path·o·log·ic [path-uh-loj-ik] /ˌpæθ əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/ .
- path·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
- non·path·o·log·ic, adjective
- non·path·o·log·i·cal, adjective
- non·path·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
- post·path·o·log·ic, adjective
- post·path·o·log·i·cal, adjective
- sem·i·path·o·log·ic, adjective
- sem·i·path·o·log·i·cal, adjective
- sem·i·path·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
- un·path·o·log·i·cal, adjective
- un·path·o·log·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use pathological in a sentence
Their earthly needs are tended to by Mrs Doyle, the downtrodden, eccentric and pathologically dedicated housekeeper.
We were exceedingly lucky, plus pathologically cheap and could swing it on one salary—but not in Manhattan.
Pathologically, normoblasts occur in severe symptomatic anemia, leukemia, and pernicious anemia.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Pathologically, red corpuscles vary in size and shape, staining properties, and structure.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
Meningitis,—I use this term as being more pathologically correct than Cephalitis, which I formerly adopted.Remarks on the Subject of Lactation | Edward Morton
The second example, which is pathologically more important, is not subject to any such qualification.Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego | Sigmund Freud
And is not my suffering caused by seeing other people behave abnormally or—pathologically?Plays by August Strindberg, Fourth Series | August Strindberg
British Dictionary definitions for pathological
of or relating to pathology
relating to, involving, or caused by disease
informal compulsively motivated: a pathological liar
- pathologically, adverb
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