Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: noun

The branch of medical science that treats of disease.

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Usage examples "pathology":

  1. The physiology of the human body, or the doctrine which explains the constitution of man, is neither understood, nor considered as necessary to be known; and their skill in pathology, or in the causes and effects of diseases, is extremely limited, very often absurd, and generally erroneous. - "Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton", John Barrow.
  2. The pathology is uncertain. - "Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition.", Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson.
  3. Bouchard's note, though officially dismissed as a matter of pathology, would not accept dismissal privately. - "The Last Shot", Frederick Palmer.