pathological

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adjective path·o·log·i·cal \ˌpa-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\

Definition of pathological

  1. 1 :  of or relating to pathology <pathological research> <A pathological examination led to the diagnosis.>

  2. 2 :  altered or caused by disease <pathological changes in the body>; also :  indicative of disease <pathological symptoms>

  3. 3 :  being such to a degree that is extreme, excessive, or markedly abnormal <a pathological liar> <pathological fear>

pathologically

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Examples of pathological in a sentence

  1. He is a pathological liar.

  2. She has a pathological fear of heights.

  3. pathological changes in the body

1656

First Known Use of pathological

1656

Variants of pathological

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pathologic

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PATHOLOGICAL Defined for English Language Learners

pathological

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adjective path·o·log·i·cal \ˌpa-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\

Definition of pathological for English Language Learners

  • : extreme in a way that is not normal or that shows an illness or mental problem

  • medical : relating to or caused by disease

  • : of or relating to the study of diseases : relating to pathology


Medical Dictionary

pathological

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adjective patho·log·i·cal \ˌpath-ə-ˈläj-i-kəl\

Medical Definition of pathological

  1. 1:  of or relating to pathology <a pathological laboratory>

  2. 2:  altered or caused by disease <pathological tissue>; also :  indicative of disease <pathological lesions>

pathologically

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Variants of pathological

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pathologic

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