pachy-, pacho-, pach-

(Greek: thick, dense; large, massive)

This element is used in the formation of botanical, zoological, and pathological or medical terms.

acropachy
1. A thickening of the fingers and toes as a consequence of a pathologic condition that affects the periosteum and subcutaneous tissues, as in hyperthyroidism or hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy.
2. Thickening of peripheral tissues; seen most often in
hypothyroidism and hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarhropathy.
acropachyderma
Thickening of the skin over the extremities, as occurs in acromegaly and pachydermoperiostitis.
blepharopachynsis
An abnormal thickening of an eyelid.
isopach
isopachous
isopachy
Micropachycephalosaurus
A “tiny thick-headed lizard” or “small pachycephalosaurid” from Late Cretaceous China. Although it is one of the smallest dinosaurs, it has the longest dinosaur name. Named by Chinese paleontologist Zhiming Dong in 1978.
myopachynsis
pachemia
pachometer
pachyacria
Enlargement or the thickening of the skin of the soft tissue of the extremities.
pachyblepharon
1. Thickening of the eyelids.
2. Thickening of the tarsal border (edge) of the eyelid.
pachyblepharosis
A thickening of the eyelid, chiefly near the border.
pachycardian
pachycarpous