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psychopathology

Pronunciation: si'ko-pa-thol'o-je

Definition:

  1. The science concerned with the pathology of the mind and behavior.
  2. The science of mental and behavioral disorders, including psychiatry and abnormal psychology.

[psycho- + G. pathos, disease, + logos, study]

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