Definition of patho- combining form from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

patho-

 combining form
combining form
BrE BrE//ˈpæθəʊ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpæθoʊ//
 
 
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(in nouns, adjectives and adverbs) connected with disease pathogenesis (= the development of a disease) pathophysiology Word Originfrom Greek pathos ‘suffering, disease’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: patho-