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paleopathology

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noun pa·leo·pa·thol·o·gy \ˌpā-lē-ō-pə-ˈthä-lə-jē, -pa-ˈthä-, especially British ˌpa-lē-\

Definition of paleopathology

  1. :  a branch of pathology concerned with ancient diseases as evidenced especially in fossil or other remains

pa·leo·path·o·log·i·cal play \-ˌpa-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
pa·leo·pa·thol·o·gist play \-pə-ˈthä-lə-jist, -pa-\ noun


1893

First Known Use of paleopathology

1893


Medical Dictionary

paleopathology

noun pa·leo·pa·thol·o·gy

Medical Definition of paleopathology

plural pa·leo·pa·thol·o·gies

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



Variants of paleopathology

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

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