|—n , pl -gies|
|1.||the branch of medicine concerned with the cause, origin, and nature of disease, including the changes occurring as a result of disease|
|2.||the manifestations of disease, esp changes occurring in tissues or organs|
|3.||any variant or deviant condition from normal|
|a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, esp. ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.|
|a scrap or morsel of food left at a meal.|
pathology pa·thol·o·gy (pā-thŏl'ə-jē)
The medical science concerned with all aspects of disease with an emphasis on the essential nature, causes, and development of abnormal conditions, as well as with the structural and functional changes that result from disease processes.
The anatomical or functional manifestations of a disease.
|pathology (pə-thŏl'ə-jē) Pronunciation Key
A branch of medicine that explores the nature and cause of disease. Pathology also involves the study of bodily changes that occur as the result of disease.