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Meaning of PATHOLOGY

Pronunciation:  `pathu'morfizum

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
  2. [n]  

PATHOLOGY is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


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Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pa*thol"o*gy\, n. (Med.)
    The condition of an organ, tissue, or fluid produced by
  2. \Pa*thol"o*gy\ (-j[y^]), n.; pl. {Pathologies}
    (-j[i^]z). [Gr. pa`qos a suffering, disease + -logy: cf. F.
    pathologie.] (Med.)
    The science which treats of diseases, their nature, causes,
    progress, symptoms, etc.
    Note: Pathology is general or special, according as it treats
          of disease or morbid processes in general, or of
          particular diseases; it is also subdivided into
          internal and external, or medical and surgical
          pathology. Its departments are {nosology},
          {[ae]tiology}, {morbid anatomy}, {symptomatology}, and
          {therapeutics}, which treat respectively of the
          classification, causation, organic changes, symptoms,
          and cure of diseases.
    {Celluar pathology}, a theory that gives prominence to the
       vital action of cells in the healthy and diseased function
       of the body. --Virchow.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: the study of diseases.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The study of disease.
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