palaeopathology
palaeopathology palaeopathology n. The study of diseases of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence).

Syn: paleopathology. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • palaeopathology — n. the study of the diseases of humans and other animals in prehistoric times, from examination of their bones or other remains. By examining the bones of specimens of Neanderthal man it has been discovered that spinal arthritis was a disease… …   Medical dictionary

  • palaeopathology — n. the study of the diseases of humans and other animals in prehistoric times, from examination of their bones or other remains. By examining the bones of specimens of Neanderthal man it has been discovered that spinal arthritis was a disease… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • palaeopathology — noun the study of disease of former times (as inferred from fossil evidence) • Syn: ↑paleopathology • Hypernyms: ↑archeology, ↑archaeology, ↑pathology * * * palaeopatholˈogy noun The pathological study of the ancient remains of animals and humans …   Useful english dictionary

  • Палеопатология (Palaeopathology) — наука, изучающая болезни человека и животных в доисторические времена с помощью исследования их костей и других ископаемых останков. Благодаря исследованию образцов костей неандертальца было установлено, что такое заболевание, как спинальный… …   Медицинские термины

  • ПАЛЕОПАТОЛОГИЯ — (palaeopathology) наука, изучающая болезни человека и животных в доисторические времена с помощью исследования их костей и других ископаемых останков. Благодаря исследованию образцов костей неандертальца было установлено, что такое заболевание,… …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • Paleopathology — (spelled palaeopathology in the UK) is the study of ancient diseases. It is useful in understanding the past history of diseases, and uses this understanding to predict its course in the future. A paleopathologist is one who studies old and… …   Wikipedia

  • Marc Armand Ruffer — Sir Marc Armand Ruffer (1859–1917) was an Anglo German experimental pathologist and bacteriologist; he is considered a pioneer of modern paleopathology. Born in 1859 in Lyon, France, Ruffer, was the son of German banker Baron Alphonse Jacques… …   Wikipedia

  • Forensic archaeology — Forensic archaeology, a forensic science, is the application of archaeological principles, techniques and methodologies in a legal context (predominately medico legal). Forensic archaeologists are employed by police and other agencies to help… …   Wikipedia

  • Eugenius Johann Christoph Esper — (2 June, 1742 ndash; 27 July, 1810) was a German entomologist. Born in Wunsiedel in Bavaria, he was professor of zoology at Erlangen university.Life and WorkEugen and his brother Friedrich were introduced to natural history at an early age by… …   Wikipedia

  • Don Brothwell — Recognised for his work in both human and animal paleopathology, Don Brothwell has interests in the broad field of the archaeological sciences, but particularly in human palaeoecology (which includes environmental archaeology). Currently based at …   Wikipedia

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