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-pathy

noun combining form

Definition of -pathy

  1. 1 :  feeling :  suffering <empathy> :  perception <telepathy>

  2. 2 :  disorder of (such) a part or kind <neuropathy>

  3. 3 :  system of medicine based on (such) a factor <osteopathy>



Origin and Etymology of -pathy

Latin -pathia, from Greek -patheia, from -pathēs suffering, from pathos


Medical Dictionary

-pathy

noun combining form -pa·thy \pə-thē\

Medical Definition of -pathy

plural

-pathies

  1. 1:  feeling <apathy> <telepathy>

  2. 2:  disease of a (specified) part or kind <idiopathy> <myopathy>

  3. 3:  therapy or system of therapy based on a (specified) unitary theory of disease or its treatment <homeopathy>




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