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English Dictionary: pathology by the DICT Development Group
3 results for pathology
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
pathology
n
  1. the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
  2. any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pathology \Pa*thol"o*gy\, n. (Med.)
      The condition of an organ, tissue, or fluid produced by
      disease.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Pathology \Pa*thol"o*gy\ (-j[ycr]), n.; pl. {Pathologies}
      (-j[icr]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},
               {[91]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.
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