noun, plural pa·thol·o·gies.
- pathological anatomy,
- pathological liar,
Origin of pathology
Examples from the Web for pathology
Living with the threat of random death raining down leads to a strange way of life, a pathology of indirect fire.Dodging Rockets in Afghanistan as the Taliban’s Fighting Season Begins|Nick Willard|May 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When Retsky showed the pathology report to William Hrushesky, his treating oncologist, the doctor exclaimed, “Mamma mia.”
But there is an obsession, bordering on pathology, with keeping wages as low as humanly possible.McDonald’s and Visa Conjure Fantasy Budget for Low-Wage Employees|Daniel Gross|July 16, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Both exaggerations emerge from the unhappy overlap between a common Israeli political pathology and a common American pathology.
The financial world is currently gripped by the pathology of quarterly earnings, short-termism, and fear.Wall Street’s Irrational Negative Reaction to Apple’s Earnings Report|Zachary Karabell|July 25, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But I need not dwell on consequences that belong to pathology rather than to Jurisprudence.Moral Principles and Medical Practice|Charles Coppens
I merely wished to give you food for reflection, not a lesson in pathology.Three Plays by Brieux|Eugne Brieux
He was an excellent operator, and stood alone and unrivalled in comparative anatomy and pathology.Norfolk Annals|Charles Mackie
Their point of view is that of pathology; his, that of physiology.
The man of art then entered into a learned disquisition on pathology and the healthful practice of blood-letting.The Mystery and Romance of Alchemy and Pharmacy|Charles John Samuel Thompson
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.