clinical path-ology

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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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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