dys-

(Greek: bad, harsh, wrong; ill; hard to do, difficult at; slow of; disordered; impaired, defective)

acrodysaesthesia, acrodysesthesia (s) (noun); acrodysaesthesias, acrodysesthesias (pl)
Abnormal sensations on the skin; usually with the hands and feet: During the healing process after her legs had been burned, Sally experienced frequent episodes of acrodysesthesia which were painful with feelings of tingling, numbness, and even burning pains.

Mark was puzzled by the many acrodysesthesias that he was experiencing in his finger tips which made it barely possible for him to press them together or to touch anything.

acrodysostosis (adjective) (uncountable)
A disorder in which the hands and feet are short with stubby fingers and toes: "With acrodysostosis growth, retardation is progressive and mental retardation and marked nasal hypoplasia, or underdevelopment, is also present."

algesidystrophy (s) (noun), algesidystrophies (pl)
Pain in the bones and cartilages resulting from aseptic necrosis or death of the bone and the cartilage: "Mrs. Allison wore a supportive brace to help relieve the algesidystrophy which she was having in her legs."
algodystrophy (s) (noun), algodystrophies (pl
A painful wasting of the muscles of the hands, often accompanied by tenderness and a loss of bone calcium: "Bert's doctor told him that his algodystrophy probably started in his hands, or in his shoulder, and it spread over his entire arm, causing his loss of joint motion because of structural changes in his muscles, ligaments, or tendons."

"For some people, algodystrophy may start in the feet or legs and it could be associated with an injury, a heart disease, a stroke, or a viral infection."

amebic dysentery (s) (noun), amebic dysenteries (pl)
An acute inflammation of the intestines which is usually caused by ingesting food or water contaminated with feces containing microscopic, single-celled, parasitic organisms; resulting in severe diarrhea: "The team of doctors developed a simple mechanism for the purification of water in an effort to diminsh and overcome the outbreak of amebic dysentery in the rural areas of the country."
amylodyspepsia (s) (noun), amylodyspepsias (pl)
The inability to digest starchy foods: "As a child, Irene had to follow a strict diet because of the doctor told her that she had amylodyspepsia; fortunately, when she was older there were diet supplements to aid in the digestion of starch in her foods."
angiodystrophia (s) (noun), angiodystrophias (pl)
1. Any disorder of blood vessels caused by a defective supply of nutrients: "The nurse suggested Evelyn had a condition known as angiodystrophia because her blood system was unable to absorb the necessary nourishment for her system."
2. A defective formation or growth that is associated with abnormal vascular changes: "The doctor noticed a pattern of angiodystrophia in the vascular system in the child's feet."
angiodystrophy (s) (noun), angiodystrophies (pl)
A vascular, or a blood vessel disorder, resulting from a nutritional deficiency: "Brent's doctor told him that he would have to start a special food diet that could help him overcome his angiiodystrophy.|
apodysophilia (s) (noun), apodysophilias (pl)
An abnormal eagerness to disrobe or to undress: "At the Academy Awards ceremony many years ago, a man who might have had a form of apodysophilia, streaked across the stage behind the Master of Ceremonies, causing shock and amazement, which disrupted the program for awhile."
arthrodysplasia (s) (noun), arthrodysplasias (pl)
A hereditary congenital defect of the joint development: Shane's arthrodysplasias involved abnormal deformities of the movable areas in his legs.
aurodysomophobia (s) (noun), aurodysomophobias (pl)
A fear of, or the delusion, that a person has that he or she has a vile or repugnant odor: "Anyone who is suffering with aurodysomophobia, often has an ablutomania, or a habit of bathing very often or avoids any normal social contacts."
autodysomophobia (s) (noun), autodysomophobias (pl)
A psychotic fear or delusion that someone has regarding a vile or stinking odor and fearing that others will be aware of such a stench which may cause him or her to practice excessive washing (ablutomania) or an avoidance of all social situations: "Mr. Stevens was seeing a psychiatrist on a regular basis in hopes of overcoming his autodysomophobia so he could be more comfortable in being around people and not constantly being afraid of smelling badly."
blepharodyschroia (s) (noun), blepharodyschroias (pl)
Discoloration of the eyelid from nevous (birthmark) or from any other cause: "Doris was overly self conscious because of the blepharodyschroia of her left eye lid; so, she always wore glasses with colored lenses to disguise her appearance."
bradydysrhythmia, bradyarrhythmia (s) (noun); bradydysrhythmias, bradyarrhythmias (pl)
A disturbance of the heart beat, typically fewer than 60 beats per minute in the average adult: "The doctor used his stethoscope to listen to the bradydysrhythmia of the patient and then he decided to refer her to a cardiologist for a more exact examination and diagnosis."
chondrodystrophy, chondrodystrophia (s) (noun); chondrodystrophies, chondrodystrophias (pl)
An inherited skeletal disorder beginning before birth where the cartilage is converted into bone resulting in dwarfism: "Adam's chondrodystrophy is characterized by his abnormally short legs and arms; however, his head and body are essentially normal."

Inter-related cross references, directly or indirectly, involving word units meaning "bad, wrong": caco-, kako-; mal-; mis-; pessim-; sceler-.

Cross references directly, or indirectly, involving "slow, slowness, slow of, sluggish": lent-; tard-.