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What is pathology?

The scientific study of disease.

(PATHOS = suffering, LOGOS = study)

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What does the prefix ANA- mean?

Up, again, backward.

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What does the prefix DYS- mean?

Bad, painful, abnormal.

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What does the prefix HYPER- mean?

Above, excessive.

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What does the prefix HYPO- mean?

Below, deficient.

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What does the prefix META- mean?

Change, beyond.

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What does the suffix -ITIS mean?

Inflammation.

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What does the suffix -OMA mean?

Tumour, fluid collection.

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What does the suffix -OSIS mean?

Condition, abnormal.

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What does the suffix -OID mean?

Resembling, derived from.

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What does the suffix -PENIA mean?

Deficiency.

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What does the suffix -CYTOSIS mean?

Cells, slight increase.

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What does the suffix -ECTASIS mean?

Dilation, widening.

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What does the suffix -PLASIA mean?

Development, formation.

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What does the suffix -OPATHY mean?

Disease, disorder.

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What is a fistula?

An abnormal or surgically made passage between a hollow/tubular organ and the body surface, or between two hollow/tubular organs.