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.
2. A fear of trichinosis (a disease caused by worms which come from raw or insufficiently cooked meat; especially, pork); fear of a certain hair color, hair growth, hair disease, etc.
3. Undue anxiety and fear regarding the hair, its growth, color, or diseases.
4. A morbid fear of hair on the face experienced by women, or any abnormal anxiety regarding hair.
2. Disease of the hair; also known as, trichonosis, trichosis.
2. A disorder of nutrition; for example, a vitamin deficiency.
2. A combined vascular and neurologic defect, the lesions being caused by simultaneous action of both the vascular and the nervous systems, or by the interaction of the two systems.
2. A disorder of the vitreous humor and the retina of the eye, the most severe consequences of which are usually traction phenomena leading to the detachment of the retina.
2. Animal diseases, especially those of lower animal forms.