from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Caused by or related to disease, pathology.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to pathology.
  • adj. caused by or due to disease; abnormal; morbid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to pathology or disease.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of or relating to the practice of pathology
  • adj. caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology


From Ancient Greek παθολογικός (pathologikos), corresponding to pathology + -ic. (Wiktionary)


  • Ainhum may be defined as a pathologic process, the ultimate result of which is a spontaneous amputation of the little toe.

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  • There is also a philosophy, classified as pathologic, that denies the sun; this philosophy is called blindness.

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  • The kind of pathologic overidentification that feeds into child abuse?

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  • This kind of pathologic learning lies at the heart of compulsive drug use.

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  • About a third of patients discontinued treatment. pioglitazone) can cause slight weight gain, but decrease the "pathologic" form of abdominal fat, and so may help obese diabetics.

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  • He shows a paranoid perception of any criticism "he would not stand for disunity" and pathologic narcissism, given his "philosopher-king" self-styled, delusional title.

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  • This care includes initial evaluation, formulation of differential diagnosis and evaluation, participation in diagnostic procedures, interpretation of laboratory, radiologic, pathologic and other testing, treatment and discharge planning.

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  • As Ruth says, it has to be accessible, at least as much as, say, Heather Has Two Mommies, and not strictly academic or pathologic.

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  • I mean, the pathologic (ph) visitation we spoke about.

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  • "When one begins to interfere in what we think of as a pathologic cascade, you can often get unexpected effects, and that's what happened here."

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