pathological etymology

English word pathological comes from English -ical, English pathology

Detailed word origin of pathological

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ical English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns with the meaning "of or pertaining to"; adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
pathology English (eng) (clinical, _, medicine) The medical specialty that provides microscopy and other laboratory services (e.g., cytology, histology) to clinicians.. (medicine) The branch of medicine concerned with the study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences.. Pathosis: any deviation from a healthy or normal structure or function; abnormality; illness or malformation.
pathological English (eng) (computer science) Having properties that cause unusually bad behaviour, especially regarding correctness or performance.. (mathematics) Having properties which are counterintuitive or difficult to handle.. (medicine) Pertaining to pathology.. (medicine) Relating to, amounting to, causing, or caused by a physical or mental disorder.

Words with the same origin as pathological

Descendants of -ical
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Descendants of pathology