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.

enteropathogen (s) (noun), enteropathogens (pl)
An organism capable of producing a disease in the intestinal tract: Since Judy's cat was having pains, she took it to the vet who discovered that an enteropathogen was causing the difficulties in its intestines, and told Judy to give it a certain medication to cure the illness.
enteropathogenesis (s) (noun) (no pl)
The production of diseases or disorders of the intestines: In medical school, Tony had to learn about enteropathogenesis and the different causes of such intestinal infections.
enteropathogenic (adjective), more enteropathogenic, most enteropathogenic
Concerning disorders of the intestinal tract: There are certain bacteria that are enteropathogenic and cause much discomfort in the abdominal region of the patient.
enteropathy (s) (noun), enteropathies (pl)
A disease of the intestines: Enteropathy occurs most often in the small intestine and particularly in individuals who are predisposed to gluten intolerance.
enthesopathy
Disease at the site of the insertion of muscle tendons and ligaments into bones or joint capsules.
entomopathogenic (adjective), more entomopathogenic, most entomopathogenic
Pertaining to the cause of a disease or diseases in insects.
enzymopathy (s) (noun), enzymopathies (pl)
Any disturbance in the function of an enzyme: Enzymopathy, or a disorder of its activity, can be exemplified by a generic deficiency of a specific protein molecule in a person.
ependymopathy (s) (noun), ependymopathies (pl)
Disease of the thin epithelial membrane coating the ventricles (cavities) of the brain and the spinal cord canal ependyma (covering of internal and external surfaces of the body, including the lining of vessels and other small cavities): Ependymopathy is a disease of the chambers of the brain or spinal cord canals (tubes).
erythropathy
etiopathological
1. Relating to specific lesions concerned with the cause of a disease.
2. A reference to research in the causes of an abnormal illness.
etiopathology
Pathogenesis or the mechanisms involved in the causes and developments of a disease.
etiopathy
Determining the cause of a disease or illness.
eupathic
eupathy
A happy condition of the soul.
exopathic

Quiz You can find self-scoring quizzes over many of the words in this subject area by going to this Vocabulary Quizzes page.