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pathology

Pronunciation: pa-thol'o-je

Definition: The form of medical science and specialty practice concerned with all aspects of disease, but with special reference to the essential nature, causes, and development of abnormal conditions, as well as the structural and functional changes that result from the disease processes.

[patho- + G. logos, study, treatise]

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