patho-


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patho-

(word root) disease
Examples of words with the root patho-: pathology
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patho-

or path-
pref.
Disease; suffering: pathogen.

[New Latin, from Greek, from pathos, suffering; see kwent(h)- in Indo-European roots.]
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patho-

or before a vowel

path-

combining form
(Pathology) disease: pathology.
[from Greek pathos suffering; see pathos]
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patho-

a combining form meaning “suffering,” “disease”: pathology.
[comb. form representing Greek páthos; see pathos]
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The results of MGIT culture, PCR, Patho-TB test with classic culture in four groups Group 1 Group 2 Group 3 Number of Samples 15 50 4 Positive Classic Culture 15 42 4 Negative Classic Culure 0 8 0 Positive MGIT Culture 15 42 4 Negative MGIT Culture 0 8 4 Positive PCR 15 45 4 Negative PCR 0 5 0 Positive Patho- TB test 15 45 4 Negative Patho- TB test 0 5 0 Group 4 Total Number of Samples 31 100 Positive Classic Culture 0 61 Negative Classic Culure 31 39 Positive MGIT Culture 0 61 Negative MGIT Culture 31 39 Positive PCR 0 69 Negative PCR 31 31 Positive Patho- TB test 0 69 Negative Patho- TB test 31 31 Table 2.
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