Variant of pathology
noun pl. pathologies
- the branch of medicine that deals with the nature of disease, esp. with the structural and functional changes caused by disease
- all the conditions, processes, or results of a particular disease
- any abnormal variation from a sound or proper condition
Origin: < Fr pathologie or ModL pathologia < Gr pathologia: see pathos & -logy
- pathologist noun
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