chondropathy (s) (noun)
, chondropathies (pl)
Disease of the cartilage: Lynn found out that chondropathy not only pertained to an illness of the cartilage, but was also divided into 5 grades with 0 - 2 considered as normal, and 3 - 4 determined as sick or infected.
coagulopathy (s) (noun)
, coagulopathies (pl)
A disease affecting the coagulability of the blood: Because the wound of Jane's hand wasn't healing well, she went to Dr. Smart who diagnosed it as being a case of coagulopathy, a weakness or disorder in the blood clotting process.
colonopathy (s) (noun)
, colonopathies (pl)
Any disordered condition of the colon; colopathy: Doug complained a lot about his abdomen hurting him, and his doctor told him that he had a condition of colonopathy which should be examined immediately and sent him to a specialist.
coxarthropathy (s) (noun)
, coxarthropathies (pl)
A localized disease effecting the hip joints: As a result of his coxarthropathy, Astor was scheduled to have a hip replacement surgery the following month.
craniopathy (s) (noun)
, craniopathies (pl)
Any pathological condition of the cranial bones: Craniopathy is a diffuse abnormality of the skull, especially one that is related to q metabolic (change in body form) disease.
cryopathy (s) (noun)
, cryopathies (pl)
A morbid condition in which exposure to a cold temperature is an important determinant; frigorism: Judy learned about cryopathy which referred to a person's tissues being destructed by freezing weather and could cause a blistering and tingling of the skin.
cyanopathy (s) (noun) (no pl)
Bluish discoloration of the skin caused by the lack of oxygen in the bloodstream; cyanosis: Mrs. Smith rushed her baby to the hospital because of a lividness of the skin, and Dr. Thompson described it as being a case of cyanopathy which had to be treated instantly.
cypridopathy (s) (noun) (no pl)
Another term for an illness with a venereal disease: Cypridopathy is an illness passed on or conveyed by sexual or genital interaction.
cytopathogenesis (s) (noun) (no pl)
The production of pathologic (disease) changes in cells: Cytopathogenesis occurs when the cells in the body are altered by the development of a disorder or serious affliction.
cytopathogenetic (adjective) (not comparable)
Relating to, or producing pathological changes in cells: To determine the cytopathogenetic effects on a living form, tests were performed on mice in the lab.
, more cytopathogenic, most cytopathogenic
Relating to an agent, or substance, that causes a diseased condition in cells in contrast to histologic changes (microscopic anatomy, as opposed to gross anatomy which involves structures that can be observed with the naked eye): A cytopathogenic medium is used especially with reference to the effects observed in cells in tissue cultures.
cytopathologist (s) (noun)
, cytopathologists (pl)
A physician or scientist who specializes in disease changes within individual cells or cell types: A cytopathologist was consulted regarding the cell alterations of the mice that were tested in the lab during the experiments.
cytopathology (s) (noun)
, cytopathologies (pl)
The study of disease changes within individual cells or cell types: Cytopathology
is the branch of pathology that pertains to the irregularities and alterations of cells.
Cytopathology relates to the set of features, or conditions, associated with a diseased cell or cells.
cytopathy (s) (noun)
, cytopathies (pl)
The branch of pathology that studies the disorders of a cell and the effects of disease on the cellular level: Tom was very interested in the cells of living creatures, and decided to learn more about the abnormalities of cells, or also termed cytopathy.
demonopathy (s) (noun) (no pl)
A mental illusion of possession by evil spirits: Demonopathy can also be described as a disease in which the patient fancies himself/herself, or acts as if, he/she is possessed by a demon.
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