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. The capacity of a micro-organism to produce disease.
2. Indicative of a specific disease.
3. Specific and characteristic of a given disease or condition.
4. A reference to the capacity for recognizing feelings, emotions, and human passions.
5. Relating to the science of the signs and symptoms of diseases; typical indications of a particular disease.
2. Relating to the science of the signs and symptoms of diseases; typical indications of a particular disease.
3. A reference to being specifically distinctive or characteristic of a disease or pathologic condition; a sign or symptom on which a diagnosis can be made.
2. An expression of the passions; the science of the signs by which human passions are indicated.
Pathognomy is the study of passions and emotions. It refers to the expression of emotions that are indicated in the voice, gestures, and by features.
While physiognomy is used to predict the overall character of an individual, pathognomy is used to gain clues about the current character.
Physiognomy is based on shapes of the features, and pathognomy on the motions of the features.
Mark's little boy had developed the tendency to be a pathological liar who could not be trusted to tell the truth about anything.2. Relating to a disease: Sue has a pathological condition that requires medical attention.
3. A reference to the study of diseases: Dr. Smith was involved in the diagnosis of the pathological epidemic that had spread in so many African countries.