paleopathology

noun
pa·​leo·​pa·​thol·​o·​gy | \ ˌpā-lē-ō-pə-ˈthä-lə-jē How to pronounce paleopathology (audio) , -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

Other Words from paleopathology

paleopathological \ ˌpā-​lē-​ō-​ˌpa-​thə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce paleopathological (audio) \ adjective
paleopathologist \ ˌpā-​lē-​ō-​pə-​ˈthä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce paleopathologist (audio) , -​pa-​ \ noun

First Known Use of paleopathology

1893, in the meaning defined above

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“Paleopathology.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paleopathology. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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paleopathology

noun
pa·​leo·​pa·​thol·​o·​gy
variants: or chiefly British palaeopathology \ -​jē How to pronounce palaeopathology (audio) \
plural paleopathologies

Medical Definition of paleopathology

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

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