dys-


a combining form meaning “ill,” “bad,” used in the formation of compound words: dysfunction.

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Origin of dys-

< Greek; cognate with Old Norse tor-, German zer-, Sanskrit dus-
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British Dictionary definitions for dys-

dys-

prefix

diseased, abnormal, or faultydysentery; dyslexia
difficult or painfuldysuria
unfavourable or baddyslogistic

Word Origin for dys-

via Latin from Greek dus-
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Medical definitions for dys-

dys-

pref.

Abnormal:dysplasia.
Impaired:dysesthesia.
Difficult:dysphonia.
Bad:dyspepsia.
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