pathologist

noun
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

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Cataldo noted that much of the evidence in the case was circumstantial and relied on the testimony of three forensic pathologists who declared Hrisco’s death a homicide. George Houde, chicagotribune.com, "Barrington man found guilty in 2000 drowning of wife in bathtub over disagreements about home construction problems," 23 Aug. 2019 Fortunately, the center has a network of over 500 pathologists across the country, making most brain donations possible. Emily Toomey, Smithsonian, "Inside a Brain Bank, Where Humans’ Most Precious Organ Is Dissected and Studied," 21 Aug. 2019 Four other forensic pathologists estimated that Trotter’s body had been in the forest for different ranges — one said two to three days, one said three to four days, one said five to seven days, and another said 10 to 15 days. Tom Jackman, Washington Post, "Did faulty science, and bad testimony, bring Larry Swearingen to the brink of execution?," 17 Aug. 2019 The pathologists found the woman had been treated for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes and varicose veins in the past. Aj Willingham, CNN, "A woman was pecked to death by a rooster, pathologists say," 6 Sep. 2019 The pathologist's autopsy found that Epstein suffered fractures in his neck bones, according to two people familiar with the findings. al, "Some Jeffrey Epstein prison camera footage is unusable," 27 Aug. 2019 The pathologist's autopsy found that Epstein suffered fractures in his neck bones, according to two people familiar with the findings. Carol D. Leonnig, Matt Zapotosky, Anchorage Daily News, "Footage from at least one camera outside Epstein’s cell deemed unusable," 27 Aug. 2019 An office telephone number for Dr. Michael Baden, the pathologist hired by Epstein’s representatives to observe the autopsy, rang unanswered. Michael Balsamo, Time, "Medical Examiner Rules Jeffrey Epstein's Death a Suicide by Hanging," 16 Aug. 2019 The pathologist who conducted the autopsy in 2000 is scheduled to take the stand. George Houde, chicagotribune.com, "‘Healthy people in her age group really don’t die in tubs,’ pathologist says at trial of man accused in drowning death of wife," 16 July 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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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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