a combining form used in the formation of compound words that denote mental disorders, as specified by the initial element: alexithymia; cyclothymia; dysthymia.

Words nearby -thymia

Origin of -thymia

< Greek, equivalent to thȳm(ós) soul, spirit, mind + -ia -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for -thymia


n combining form

indicating a certain emotional condition, mood, or state of mindcyclothymia

Word Origin for -thymia

New Latin, from Greek thumos temper
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Medicine definitions for -thymia



State or condition of mind:dysthymia.
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