Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

path(o)-

Disease.

[Greek pathos, suffering, disease.]

A pathogen (Greek gen-, root of gignomai, be born, become) is a bacterium, virus, or other micro-organism that can cause disease; pathology is the science of the causes and effects of diseases; the adjective pathological refers to a physical or mental disease, but sometimes has the sense of somebody compulsive or obsessive; pathogenesis is the manner of development of a disease; pathognomonic (Greek gnōmōn, judge) refers to a sign or symptom that indicates a particular disease or condition. Pathos, a quality that evokes pity or sadness, and pathetic, arousing pity, come from the same source.

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