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a combining form meaning “suffering,” “disease,” “feeling,” used in the formation of compound words: pathology.
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Also especially before a vowel, path-.

Origin of patho-

Combining form representing Greek páthos;see pathos
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How to use patho- in a sentence

  • An uneasy, eccentric, patho-psychio gyration, caused by disappointment or thwarted ambition.

  • Pańćokshaṇo madhye tasthur maho divaḥ—Te sedhanti patho vṛikaṁ tarantaṁ yahvatr apaḥ; Ṛigv.

  • Yo naḥ pshann agho vṛiko duḥeva dideati apa sma tvam patho ǵahi—Paripanthinam mashvṇaṁ huraćitam—Dvayvinaḥ; Ṛigv.

British Dictionary definitions for patho-

patho-

before a vowel path-


combining form
diseasepathology

Word Origin for patho-

from Greek pathos suffering; see pathos
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Medical definitions for patho-

patho-

pref.
Disease; suffering:pathogen.
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