noun, plural pa·thol·o·gies.
Origin of pathology
Related Words for pathologieshorticulture, ecology, anatomy, cytology, phytology, pomology, taxonomy, morphology, genetics, pathology, physiology, dendrology, floristics, phytogeography
Examples from the Web for pathologies
Contemporary Examples of pathologies
It just really fed into a lot of pathologies I had going for me.Patton Oswalt on Fighting Conservatives With Satire
January 6, 2015
As Holiday, McDonald looks these pathologies right in the eye and invites the audience to empathize.Audra for the Win: Why Audra McDonald Must Win Tony for Best Actress
June 7, 2014
Set in the near future, the pathologies of the present are amplified and exaggerated.Must Read New Fiction: ‘Arcadia,’ ‘Men in Space,’ ‘The O’Briens,’ ‘Hot Pink’
Chloë Schama, Jacob Silverman, Wendy Smith, Daniel Roberts
March 23, 2012
We had to get the attention of the Arabs, strike against Arab targets, take on the pathologies of that world.Panetta's Freudian Slip
July 12, 2011
noun plural -gies
"science of diseases," 1610s, from French pathologie (16c.), from medical Latin pathologia "study of disease," from Greek pathos "suffering" (see pathos) + -logia "study" (see -logy). In reference to the study of abnormal mental conditions from 1842. Ancient Greek pathologia was "study of the passions;" the Greek word for "science of diseases" was pathologike ("pathologics").
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.