noun combining form
Etymology: German, back-formation from -pathie -pathy
1. practitioner of a (specified) system of medicine that emphasizes one aspect of disease or its treatment <naturopath> 2. [International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek -pathēs, adjective, suffering, from pathos] a. one suffering from a disorder (of such a part or system) <psychopath> b. one perceiving <telepath>
New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.