noun, plural pa·thol·o·gies.
- pathological anatomy,
- pathological liar,
Origin of pathology
Examples from the Web for pathologist
He admitted in court that he was not a pathologist, and that he did not have any formal training in ballistics or sound.Disastrous Turn By Star Witness For Pistorius Defense|Kelly Berold|April 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The expert opinion attached to the report reads like an article by a movie critic and not by a pathologist.
She had contracted a form of blood poisoning as well as an E. coli infection, a pathologist found.
“The pathologist believes it is highly unlikely the death was through natural causes,” Norfolk police said in a statement.The Discovery of a Body on the Queen’s Estate Starts Her Jubilee Year Off Badly|Edward Platt|January 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The pathologist was sitting in the control room of the Lancet, his glasses slightly askew on his florid face.Star Surgeon|Alan Nourse
Finally, microscopic examination of the growing portions of the tumor by a pathologist will be found most satisfactory.Special Report on Diseases of Cattle|U.S. Department of Agriculture
In pursuing 2such an inquiry, the pathologist labours under comparative disadvantages.Archaeological Essays Vol. 2|James Y. Simpson
A pathologist without a microscope is an unarmed man, indeed.History of Civilization in England, Vol. 3 of 3|Henry Thomas Buckle
The pathologist would probably object to this interpretation since no amboceptor is needed for agglutination.The Organism as a Whole|Jacques Loeb
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.