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.

nostopathy
Rarely used. A mental illness whereby the subject has a fear of returning to familiar places.
oculopathy
Any disease of the eyes.
odontopathy
Any disease of the teeth or their sockets.
onychopathic
A reference to any disease of the fingernail or toenails.
onychopathology
Study of diseases of the finger and/or toe nails.
onychopathy
Any disease of the fingernails and toenails.
oophoropathy
ophthalmopathy
Any disease of the eyes; also oculopathy.
orchidopathic
orchidopathy
Disease of the testes.
orchiopathy
Any disease of the testis.
organopathy
A disease associated with some structural change of an organ or tissue in the body.
orthopathy
The treatment of illness or disease without the use of drugs.
osteoarthropathy (s) (noun), osteoarthropathies (pl)
A diseased condition affecting the joints, both hard and soft connecting tissue; such as, the linings of the moving links: As he aged, Mary's friend, Leon, was feeling the debilitating results of osteoarthropathy which was causing pain in his knees, hands, shoulders, and elbows.
osteopathology
The science of bone diseases.

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