paleopathology


pa·leo·pa·thol·o·gy

noun \ˌpā-lē-ō-pə-ˈthä-lə-jē, -pa-ˈthä-, especially British ˌpa-lē-\

Definition of PALEOPATHOLOGY

:  a branch of pathology concerned with ancient diseases as evidenced especially in fossil or other remains
pa·leo·path·o·log·i·cal \-ˌpa-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
pa·leo·pa·thol·o·gist \-pə-ˈthä-lə-jist, -pa-\ noun

First Known Use of PALEOPATHOLOGY

1893

pa·leo·pa·thol·o·gy

noun    (Medical Dictionary)
plural pa·leo·pa·thol·o·gies

Medical Definition of PALEOPATHOLOGY

: a branch of pathology concerned with diseases of former times as determined especially from fossil or other remains

Variants of PALEOPATHOLOGY

pa·leo·pa·thol·o·gy or chiefly British pal·aeo·pa·thol·o·gy \-jē\

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