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pathogenic producing or being capable of causing disease. [2 definitions]
pathological of or related to disease or pathology. [2 definitions]
pathology the scientific study of the causes, nature, and results of bodily disease. [2 definitions]
pathophysiology changes in the body associated with a particular disease or injury, or the study of such changes.
pathos a quality in life or art that evokes pity, sadness, or compassion. [2 definitions]
pathway a route; path; course.
-pathy feeling or suffering. [3 definitions]
patience the ability to steadfastly endure misfortune, pain, or hardship. [3 definitions]
patient a person or animal undergoing medical treatment. [7 definitions]
patina a greenish, brownish, or reddish crust or film produced by oxidation on the surface of old metals such as bronze and copper. [4 definitions]
patio a usu. paved and roofless area that adjoins a house and is used for dining or recreation. [2 definitions]
patisserie a shop where fancy pastry, usu. French, is made and sold. [2 definitions]
patois a rural or regional variety of a language, esp. in France, that is considered to be substandard; dialect. [2 definitions]
pat (someone) on the back (informal) to encourage, praise, or congratulate by words or actions.
pat. pend. abbreviation of "patent pending."
patri- father.
patriarch a usu. elderly male leader of a family or tribe. (Cf. matriarch.) [4 definitions]
patriarchate the position, office, or jurisdiction of a religious patriarch.
patriarchy a social system in which a father rules, and descent and succession are traced through the father. (Cf. matriarchy.)
patrician a member of an aristocratic class. [5 definitions]
patricide the act of killing one's father. [2 definitions]