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Pathology – study of the origin, nature and causes of diseases

PRONOUNCE PATHOLOGY

(Pronounced pah-thol-uh-jee)

REMEMBER MEANING OF PATHOLOGY

Pathology is a medical term for the study of the origin, nature and causes of diseases.

Pathologists who work in forensics determine the cause of death of accident and murder victims and often give their findings in court.

"Ology" is found in many words and we have already learnt what it means. It means "the study of".

The path had to be studied (pathology – "ology" = study) because it was full of diseases.

The path had to be studied (pathology) because it was full of diseases.

 

Examples of pathology in a sentence

She decided to study pathology because she was fascinated by the behaviour of viruses and bacteria.

The patient's test result had been returned by the pathology lab and it was not good news.

Progress in pathology has been greatly facilitated by the introduction of improved methods and advanced technology.

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