pathology [ p uh- thol- uh-jee ] SHOW IPA / pəˈθɒl ə dʒi / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun, plural pa·thol·o·gies. the science or the study of the origin, nature, and course of diseases. the conditions and processes of a disease. any deviation from a healthy, normal, or efficient condition. Words nearby pathology pathological
pathosis Origin of pathology 1590–1600;
-logy OTHER WORDS FROM pathology pa·thol·o·gist, noun
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Set in the near future, the
pathologies of the present are amplified and exaggerated. British Dictionary definitions for pathologies noun plural -gies the branch of medicine concerned with the cause, origin, and nature of disease, including the changes occurring as a result of disease the manifestations of disease, esp changes occurring in tissues or organs any variant or deviant condition from normal Derived forms of pathology pathologist, noun
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Medicine definitions for pathologies n. The medical science concerned with all aspects of disease with an emphasis on the essential nature, causes, and development of abnormal conditions, as well as with the structural and functional changes that result from disease processes. The anatomical or functional manifestations of a disease.
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Science definitions for pathologies The scientific study of disease and its causes, processes, and effects. The physical and mental abnormalities that result from disease or trauma.
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Culture definitions for pathologies
A branch of medicine that explores the nature and cause of disease. Pathology also involves the study of bodily changes that occur as the result of disease.
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