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disease

Synonyms of disease in English:

noun

  • pestilence, plague, cancer, canker, blight
    informal bug, virus
    British informal lurgy
    Australian informal wog
    dated contagion
    [Antonyms] health
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    patho- related prefix, as in pathogenic
    noso- related prefix, as in nosography
    -pathy related suffix, as in neuropathy
    pathological relating to disease
    epidemiology, pathology, therapeutics branches of medicine to do with diseases
    pathophobia, nosophobia fear of disease

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