palaeopathology


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palaeopathology

(ˌpælɪəʊpəˈθɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Palaeontology) the study of diseases of ancient man and fossil animals
2. (Medicine) the study of diseases of ancient man and fossil animals
ˈpalaeoˌpathoˈlogical adj
ˌpalaeopaˈthologist n

paleopathology, palaeopathology

Medicine. the study of diseases from former times as found in fossils and mummified remains.
See also: Past
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palaeopathology - the study of disease of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence)
pathology - the branch of medical science that studies the causes and nature and effects of diseases
archaeology, archeology - the branch of anthropology that studies prehistoric people and their cultures
References in periodicals archive ?
Palaeopathology and genes: Investigating the genetics of infectious diseases in excavated human skeletal remains and mummies from past populations.
Palaeopathology and injury in the extinct mosasaurs (Lepidosauromorpha, Squamata) and implications for modern reptiles.
The study is published in the International Journal of Palaeopathology, and forms part of a British Museum archaeological project.
The NHS junior doctor became a lecturer in anatomy at Bristol University, developing interests in biological/physical anthropology and took a PhD in palaeopathology, the study of disease in ancient human remains.