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pathway (n.)

1530s, from path + way (n.). An etymological tautology.

updated on June 29, 2012

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Definitions of pathway from WordNet

pathway (n.)
a bundle of myelinated nerve fibers following a path through the brain;
Synonyms: nerve pathway / tract / nerve tract
pathway (n.)
a trodden path;
Synonyms: footpath
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