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. 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.