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pathology (n.)

"science of diseases," 1610s, from French pathologie (16c.), from medical Latin pathologia "study of disease," from Greek pathos "suffering" (from PIE root *kwent(h)- "to suffer") + -logia "study" (see -logy). In reference to the study of abnormal mental conditions from 1842. Ancient Greek pathologia was "study of the passions;" the Greek word for "science of diseases" was pathologike ("pathologics").

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Definitions of pathology

pathology (n.)
the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases;
pathology (n.)
any deviation from a healthy or normal condition;
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