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pathological

Pronunciation: /ˌpæθəˈlɑːdʒɪkəl; ˌpæθəˈlɒdʒɪkəl/

Translation of pathological in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [Medicine/Medicina] [diagnosis] [examination] patológico
    Example sentences
    • More detailed prospective clinical and pathologic studies may assist in clarifying the etiology and pathogenesis of these disorders.
    • The clinical and pathologic findings of this study are summarized in the Table.
    • Studies looking at pathological or brain imaging data would be needed to address these possibilities.
    Example sentences
    • Chronic wounds may result from pathologic disease processes.
    • We can see that the Egyptians recognized the connection between food and the cause of certain pathological diseases.
    • Careful inspection of the bones revealed distinct pathologic abnormalities.
    1.2 (compulsive) [liar] [fear] [hatred] [gambling] patológico
    Example sentences
    • But, most people with a pathological obsession with ‘race’ are not in asylums, so we must address them as a component of our everyday lives.
    • It was an obsession bordering on the pathological.
    • Psychologists and social workers define pathological gamblers as those whose gambling is persistent and out of control.

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