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dys-

pref.
1. Abnormal: dysplasia.
2.
a. Impaired: dysgraphia.
b. Difficult: dysphonia.
3. Bad: dyslogistic.

[Latin dys-, bad, from Greek dus-; see dus- in Indo-European roots.]

dys-

prefix
1. diseased, abnormal, or faulty: dysentery; dyslexia.
2. difficult or painful: dysuria.
3. unfavourable or bad: dyslogistic.
[via Latin from Greek dus-]

dys-

a combining form meaning “ill,” “bad,” used esp. to form words denoting impaired or abnormal biological or mental processes: dyslexia; dysplasia.
[< Greek; c. German zer-, Old Norse tor-, Skt dus-]
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