: A doctor who identifies diseases by studying cells and tissues under a microscope.
* * *A specialist in pathology; a physician who practices, evaluates, or supervises diagnostic tests, using materials removed from living or dead patients, and functions as a laboratory consultant to clinicians, or who conducts experiments or other investigations to determine the causes or nature of disease changes.- speech-language p. a practitioner concerned with the diagnosis and rehabilitation of persons with voice, speech, and language disorders.
* * *pa·thol·o·gist pə-'thäl-ə-jəst, pa- n a specialist in pathology specif a physician who interprets and diagnoses the changes caused by disease in tissues and body fluids
* * *pa·thol·o·gist (pə-tholґə-jist) a specialist in pathology.
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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pathologist — [[t]pəθɒ̱ləʤɪst[/t]] pathologists N COUNT A pathologist is someone who studies or investigates diseases and illnesses, and examines dead bodies in order to find out the cause of death … English dictionary
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