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The Environmental Protection Agency Administrator has degrees in biology and pathology.
  the study of disease by studying cells and tissues under a microscope; or a disease
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  • The Environmental Protection Agency Administrator has degrees in biology and pathology.
  • Such a logical solution may not survive the pathology of special interest politics.
  • She enjoys working in the pathology lab.
  • Agatha, having finished her book by dint of extensive skipping, proceeded to study pathology from a volume of clinical lectures.
    Shaw, George Bernard  --  An Unsocial Socialist

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  • Darren, this is Jimmy Ovo, an old friend and the world’s finest pathologist.
    Darren Shan  --  A Vampire’s Assistant
  • A senior British forensic pathologist says he is very concerned to see bodies in pieces—as that is not standard postmortem practice.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind
  • Kathleen Enstice, a forensic pathologist who worked for the state, was summoned to exhume the infant’s body.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • I experienced some difficulty in explaining to Mike what was meant by an autopsy, so I opened a pathology textbook at a two-page color diagram of a human abdomen under dissection, and with this visual aid was well into my explanation when I realized I had lost my audience.
    Farley Mowat  --  Never Cry Wolf
  • So the abiding philosophy is to help a wayward child develop into a productive member of the community, or if ignored, risk allowing someone of essentially decent nature to become an adult whose social interactions are fraught and difficult, or even pathological, criminal.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • And I felt compelled to write the following on an index card: You need to have a dermatologist perform a punch biopsy on the mole (nevus) on the back of your neck If it is not too much of an invasion of your privacy, I would very much like to look at the pathology report.
    Holly Goldberg Sloan  --  Counting by 7s

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  • The forensic psychiatrist I’d hired to examine him said Johnny Wayne was a narcissist, a pathological liar, and a sociopath, and those were his good qualities.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • Moose are large, and essentially insane with an almost pathological hatred of the dogs, the sled, the musher, trees, trains, cars, and everything else as near as I can figure.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • Even wrote a textbook on forensic pathology.
    David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  • In some Confederates this passion became almost pathological.
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • Nor was there any pathology here, anything to do with sinister psychic repression which might have driven me to seek medical care.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Do you know what a pathological fear is?
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Because of Winn-Dixie
  • "Most of it’s true, unless she’s been saying I’m some kind of crackerjack forensic pathologist," Claire said, grinning.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • But this does not mean that solitary, creative pursuits are themselves pathological .
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • Now there she was with a corpse, a stack of petridishes, and the pathologist, Dr. Wilbur, who stood hunched over the autopsy table.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • And yet what Jimmy had felt for her was beyond normal love; it was passion-a passion that was in part pathological.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • I used my knowledge of this phase of spiritual pathology, and set down a rule that she should not be present with Lucy, or think of her illness more than was absolutely required.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • I read the pathologist’s report.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • I was sitting with Jai in a doctor’s waiting room at Johns Hopkins, awaiting yet another pathology report, and I was bouncing my thoughts off her.
    Randy Pausch  --  The Last Lecture
  • Dr. Amani, a soft-spoken man with a crooked mustache and a mane of gray hair, told us he had reviewed the CAT scan results and that he would have to perform a procedure called a bronchoscopy to get a piece of the lung mass for pathology.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • For instance, reading The Autobiography of Malcolm X—a book that begins and ends in I the madness and pathology of America’s racial obsessions—is a rite of passage for young black men.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • And within a year of their marriage she developed the "sickliness" which had since made her notable even in a community rich in pathological instances.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • Often the shooter will have a turbulent relationship with his parents, or will have parents who accept pathological behavior.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • "I specialize in the pathology and therapeutics of the blood," he said.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Franz, resident pathologist at the clinic, a Vaudois by birth, a few years older than Dick, met him at the tram stop.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • He had become pathological about it, sometimes spending as long as five minutes lost in a daze, counting back, making sure he hadn’t somehow forgotten one.
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • Then there was the pathologist, Burton, in Houston.
    Michael Crichton  --  The Andromeda Strain
  • Lilly says I have an overactive imagination and a pathological need to invent drama in my life.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • The neighbors found out about Gussie and discussed his pathological state in hushed whispers.
    Betty Smith  --  A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
  • Of course, when one has lived in the world as long as I have, and backwards at that, one does learn to know a thing or two about pathology.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • Beck Weathers, forty-nine, was a garrulous pathologist from Dallas.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • The Commissioners, nine of their original number having died and been replaced, paused to observe formal installation of the replacements and announced they were laboring to produce one book, weeding out "all the pathological symptoms" of the religious past.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Tattered curtains hung in the classrooms where Deo had received lectures on basic physiology, pathology, pharmacology.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • I could see them only in my father’s almost pathological fear of cold, in his hatred of ice.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin’
  • He would remember them forever, for they were all part and parcel of the most extraordinary event that had ever befallen him, an event perhaps marvelous, perhaps pathological — the vision of the naked man in the tree.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Anyhow, I hope I have not given you the idea that Edward Ashburnham was a pathological case.
    Ford Madox Ford  --  The Good Soldier
  • A pathological liar.
    Chris Crutcher  --  Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes
  • I should hesitate to share them with others if I saw in them nothing but the pathological fancies of a single and isolated case of a diseased temperament.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • A pathological killer whose only morality was the price of the kill.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • That’s not the reasoning of a pathological killer.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • Psychiatrists talk about criminals as people with stunted psychological development, people who have had pathological relationships with their parents, who lack adequate role models.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  The Tipping Point
  • Fitzsimmons realized that he was confronted with a behavioral problem at least as maddening as Hard Tack’s murderousness: pathological indolence.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • The pathologist had offered the suggestion that a wooden club wrapped in cloth had been the weapon used.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • A model clergyman, like a model doctor, ought to think his own profession the finest in the world, and take all knowledge as mere nourishment to his moral pathology and therapeutics.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • Or, as he writes again: "Every pathological disorder of sexual life is rightly to be regarded as an inhibition in development."
    Joseph Campbell  --  The Hero With a Thousand Faces
  • Some natures are so sensitive to certain smells; and it would even be a very fine question to study both in its pathological and physiological relation.
    Gustave Flaubert  --  Madame Bovary
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Associated words [difficulty]:   pathology [2] , anatomy [2] , gynecology [3] , neurology [3] , physiology [5] , cardiology [6] , dermatology [7] , gerontology [8]
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