Pathologic



[path-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌpæθ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/

adjective
1.
of or relating to .
2.
caused by or involving disease; morbid.
3.
caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition:
a pathological hoarder.
4.
dealing with diseases:
a pathological casebook.
/ˌpæθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to pathology
2.
relating to, involving, or caused by disease
3.
(informal) compulsively motivated: a pathological liar
adj.

“pertaining to pathology,” 1650s, from Greek pathologikos (see pathology).
adj.

1680s, “pertaining to disease,” formed in English from pathologic + -al (1). Sense of “worthy to be a subject of pathology, morbid, excessive” (e.g. pathological liar) is attested from 1845. Related: Pathologically.

pathological path·o·log·i·cal (pāth’ə-lŏj’ĭ-kəl) or path·o·log·ic (-ĭk)
adj.

path’o·log’i·cal·ly adv.

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