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. Produced by reduced barometric pressure; not always distinguished from hypobarism and altitude sickness.
2. A disease of unknown cause or denoting a primary disease that is not preceded by or caused by any other disease; a morbid state of spontaneous origin.
2. The popular notion that disease in a particular organ may be cured by eating the same organ of a healthy animal.
3. A method of treating disease by administering products of the disease or portions of the affected organ.