pathologist

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

Definition of pathologist

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

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Krishna Mohan, plant pathologist for the University of Idaho lab in Parma at that time, identified the disease as an unknown pathovar of a bacterial disease that afflicts lilacs, Pseudomonas syringae. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Keeping our roses sweet requires a vigilant fight against bacterial cane blight," 29 June 2018 The prosecution case hinges on testimony from forensic pathologists who examined Noreen Rudd’s exhumed body in 2013 and declared her death a homicide. George Houde, chicagotribune.com, "Wife's death in '73 was first thought to have resulted from car crash; now husband going on trial, accused of killing her," 22 June 2018 Another Bachelor contestant, Cassie Randolph, is training to be a speech pathologist, so at least two of the bachelorettes are in the medical field this season. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "Why 'Bachelor' Contestant Tayshia Adams Is One to Watch This Season," 17 Jan. 2019 Bullets struck Clark in the neck, back and thigh, breaking bones and piercing his lung, said Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist. Mark Berman, Philly.com, "Stephon Clark was shot eight times, mostly in his back, according to autopsy requested by his family," 31 Mar. 2018 Bullets struck Clark in the neck, back and thigh, breaking bones and piercing his lung, said Bennet Omalu, a forensic pathologist. Mark Berman, Washington Post, "Stephon Clark was shot eight times, mostly in his back, autopsy requested by his family shows," 30 Mar. 2018 Terri Smith, speech and language pathologist from Hickory Elementary School, was honored as the Elementary Green Teacher of the Year. The Aegis, "Harford students, teachers honored with Green Awards," 21 May 2018 Shull said the pathologist handled about 33,000 cases for nearly 19,800 veterans since being hired in 2005. Washington Post, "VA launches investigation into impaired Arkansas pathologist," 18 June 2018 Besides the forensic pathologist, the defense called county juvenile detention and sheriff's department workers who testified about the teen's history of violent behavior. Fox News, "The Latest: Animation shown at Chicago officer's trial," 25 Sep. 2018

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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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pathologist

noun

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

pathologist

noun
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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