path-, patho-, -path-, -pathia, -pathic, -pathology, -pathetic, -pathize, -pathy

(Greek: feeling, sensation, perception; suffering, disease, or disorder; a system of treating diseases)

In medicine, some of these elements usually mean "someone who suffers from a disease of, or one who treats a disease"; so, they should not be confused with the words that mean "feeling" which are also shown on these pages even though both meanings come from the same Greek element.

andropathia (s) (noun), andropathias (pl)
Any disease peculiar to males; such as, prostatitis.
andropathy (s) (noun), andropathies (pl)
Any physical disease that is peculiar to men, especially one involving the genitourinary system.
anemopathy (s) (noun), anemopathies (pl)
A disease associated with the exposure to high winds: When out hiking for many weeks, Susan contracted anemopathy because of being consistently subjected to the strong winds and found out that she could treat herself by means of inhalation.
anethopath (s) (noun), anethopaths (pl)
An ethically or morally uninhibited person.
anethopathy, anetopathy (s) (noun); anethopathies, anetopathies (pl)
In psychiatry, absence of moral inhibitions; without morality: Some people with the disease of anethopathy are considered the so-called habitual criminals.

The conspicuous trait in some people's mental makeup of anethopathies is complete egocentricity, which is also reflected in their narcissistic or inflated belief that they are superior to other people.

A disease affecting both the heart and blood vessels.
Any disease of the blood vessels involving the muscular layer.
1. A vascular disorder attributed to an abnormality of the autonomic nervous system fibers that supply the blood vessels.
2. Any neuropathy affecting primarily the blood vessels; a disorder of the vasomotor system, as angiospasm, angioparalysis, or vasomotor paralysis.
angiopathology (s) (noun), angiopathologies (pl)
The pathology of, or the changes seen in, diseases of the blood vessels.
Any disease of the blood vessels or lymphatics. Also angiosis.
anthropopathism (an" throh PAHP uh thiz'm)
anthropopathy (an" throh PAHP uh thee) (s) (noun), anthropopathies (pl)
The attribution of human feelings to non-humans; that is, to gods, lower animals, or inanimate objects in nature.
antipathetic (an" ti puh THET ik) (adjective), more antipathetic, most antipathetic
A reference to a strong feeling of dislike, aversion, or repugnance against someone or something: Jane's father could not hide his antipathetic attitudes toward her new boyfriend.
Naturally contrary or adverse.
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antipathy (an TIP uh thee) (s) (noun), antipathies (pl)
1. A strong hostility, or opposition, toward someone or something: Mike's aunt felt a strong antipathy towards snakes and she could not tolerate even looking at a picture of one.
2. A person, or something, that causes anger, hostility, strong opposition, or disgust: Karl feels a strong sense of antipathy whenever he reads about street violences in the newspapers.
Aversion or dislike, repugnance.
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Hatred, unable to get along.
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Disease affecting the aorta.

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