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 +The study of disease. Pathology has been defined as "that branch of medicine which treats of the essential nature of disease."​ The word "​pathology"​ comes from the Greek words "​pathos"​ meaning "​disease"​ and "​logos"​ meaning "a treatise"​ = a treatise of disease. The word "​pathology"​ is sometimes misused to mean disease as, for example, "he didn't find any pathology"​ (meaning he found no evidence of disease). A medical doctor that specializes in pathology is called a pathologist. Pathologists are experts at interpreting microscopic views of body tissues. ​
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