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 <
2. [International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek -pathēs, adjective, suffering, from pathos] a. one suffering from a disorder (of such a part or system) <
b. one perceiving <

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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