pa·​thol·​o·​gist | \ pə-ˈthä-lə-jist How to pronounce pathologist (audio) , pa- \

Definition of pathologist

: a specialist in pathology specifically : a physician who interprets and diagnoses the changes caused by disease in tissues and body fluids

Examples of pathologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That is one teacher representative elected from each district campus plus one representative of teachers working at non-school sites and one representative of psychological examiners/speech pathologists in the capital city system. Cynthia Howell, Arkansas Online, "Nominee round ends for Little Rock district committee," 8 Dec. 2019 Many governments are eager for such outside help because of a nationwide shortage of forensic pathologists. Los Angeles Times, "How organ and tissue donation companies worked their way into the county morgue," 13 Oct. 2019 Enrico Bonello, a plant pathologist at Ohio State University in Columbus, is skeptical. Gabriel Popkin, Science | AAAS, "A mysterious disease is striking American beech trees," 14 Nov. 2019 Hunger, a speech pathologist, has been working to help Stella understand words. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "The World's First Talking Dog Is a Very Good, Very Smart Girl," 11 Nov. 2019 For these patients, a multidisciplinary team could include a pathologist, pulmonologist, cardiothoracic surgeon, medical and radiation oncologists, radiologist, nurse practitioner and patient navigator. Scientific American, "For Cancer Patients, The Remarkable Benefits Of Community," 8 Oct. 2019 That lens is embedded in the language of speech impediments and speech pathologists. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "The Beauty of “Bl-Bl-Bl-Blue Moon”," 8 Nov. 2019 Spend $500,000 annually to recruit and train clinicians such as nurses, social workers, case managers, school psychologists, physical and occupational therapists, language pathologists and audiologists. Elvia Malagón,, "CPS strike over, classes to resume Friday as Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Teachers Union reach deal on makeup days," 31 Oct. 2019 Ron settled in Connecticut and worked as a speech pathologist in Newington Public Schools until retiring in 2001., "Ronald Paullo," 29 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of pathologist

1650, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pathologist

pathology + -ist entry 1

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12 Dec 2019

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“Pathologist.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 14 December 2019.

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English Language Learners Definition of pathologist

medical : a doctor who specializes in pathology especially : a doctor who examines bodies to find out the cause of death


pa·​thol·​o·​gist | \ pə-ˈthäl-ə-jəst, pa- How to pronounce pathologist (audio) \

Medical Definition of pathologist

: a specialist in pathology specifically : a physician who interprets and diagnoses the changes caused by disease in tissues and body fluids

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