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carphology

[kahr-fol-uh-jee] /kɑrˈfɒl ə dʒi/
noun, Pathology
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; < New Latin carphologia; Late Latin: fumbling, plucking at straws, blankets < Greek karphología, equivalent to kárpho(s) twig, straw, piece of wood + -logia collection; see -logy
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