pathology
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /pəˈθɒlədʒi/
Noun

pathology (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) The branch of medicine concerned with the study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences.
  2. (clinical medicine) The medical specialty that provides microscopy and other laboratory services (e.g., cytology, histology) to clinicians.
    The surgeon sent a specimen of the cyst to the pathology department for staining and analysis to determine its histologic subtype.
  3. Pathosis: any deviation from a healthy or normal structure or function; abnormality; illness or malformation.
    Synonyms: abnormality, disease, illness, pathosis
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