clinical pathology

clinical pathology

noun
the branch of pathology dealing with the study of disease and disease processes by means of chemical, microscopic, and serologic examinations.
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Main Entry:  clinical pathology
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a subspecialty of pathology focusing on theoretical and technical aspects of the diagnosis and prevention of disease and patient care; the use of laboratory methods in clinical diagnosis
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clinical pathology n.

  1. The practice of pathology as it pertains to the care of patients.

  2. The subspecialty in pathology concerned with the theoretical and technical aspects of laboratory technology that pertain to the diagnosis and prevention of disease.

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