- 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.
Origin of pathology
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Examples from the Web for pathology
Contemporary Examples of 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
May 14, 2014
When Retsky showed the pathology report to William Hrushesky, his treating oncologist, the doctor exclaimed, “Mamma mia.”How Big Pharma Holds Back in the War on Cancer
April 23, 2014
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
July 16, 2013
Both exaggerations emerge from the unhappy overlap between a common Israeli political pathology and a common American pathology.Neither "Best Friend" Nor "Anti-Israel"
October 17, 2012
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
July 25, 2012
Historical Examples of pathology
A place in pathology was first assured to them by Virchow's discovery of leukæmia.
Muir, R. Contribution to the physiology and pathology of the blood.
This has been fully established by pathology, as well as by my own experiments.
There was practically no histology taught, and little or no pathology.A Labrador Doctor
Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
We have thus our 'pathology' or theory of the passive sensibilities of man.The English Utilitarians, Volume I.
- 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
Word Origin and History for pathology
"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").
- 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.
- The scientific study of disease and its causes, processes, and effects.
- The physical and mental abnormalities that result from disease or trauma.
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.