-pathy
noun combining form Etymology: Latin -pathia, from Greek -patheia, from -pathēs suffering, from pathos 1. feeling ; suffering <
empathy
>
; perception <
telepathy
>
2. disorder of (such) a part or kind <
neuropathy
>
3. system of medicine based on (such) a factor <
osteopathy
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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