-pathy


-pathy

noun combining form

Definition of -PATHY

1
:  feeling :  suffering <empathy> :  perception <telepathy>
2
:  disorder of (such) a part or kind <neuropathy>
3
:  system of medicine based on (such) a factor <osteopathy>

Origin of -PATHY

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

-pa·thy

noun combining form \pə-thē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural -pa·thies

Medical Definition of -PATHY

1
: feeling <apathy> <telepathy>
2
: disease of a (specified) part or kind <idiopathy> <myopathy>
3
: therapy or system of therapy based on a (specified) unitary theory of disease or its treatment <homeopathy>

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