[path-uh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌpæθ əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/
of or relating to .
caused by or involving disease; morbid.
caused by or evidencing a mentally disturbed condition:
a pathological hoarder.
dealing with diseases:
a pathological casebook.
of or relating to pathology
relating to, involving, or caused by disease
(informal) compulsively motivated: a pathological liar
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)
noun 1. the branch of pathology dealing with the morphologic changes in tissues.
- Pathologic calcification
pathologic calcification n.
- Pathologic fracture
pathologic fracture n. A bone fracture occurring at a site weakened by disease, especially by a neoplasm or bone necrosis.
- Pathologic myopia
pathologic myopia n. Progressive myopia marked by changes in the fundus of the eye, posterior staphyloma, and subnormal corrected visual acuity.