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path·ic

(path'ik),
A person who assumes the passive role in less frequently performed sexual acts.
See also: passivism (2).
[G. pathikos, remaining passive]

pathic

Medspeak
A term widely used as an adjectival root (-pathic) for a disease or dysfunction—e.g., psychopathic.
 
Sexology 
An older term for a person who assumes the passive role in paraphilic (deviant) sexual activity.

path·ic

(path'ik)
Denotes a person who assumes a passive role during sexual activity.
[G. pathikos, remaining passive]
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13) Furthermore, it has been argued that not only do these references in Juvenal point to actual social happenings, but also to the possible existence of pathic subcultures.
Van Manen (1999) stresses the pathic nature of nursing practice, which focuses directly on the ill person rather than the diagnostic or prognostic aspects of the experience.
Each lesson introduces, defines, and describes certain points of emphasis, elucidating terms such as humanism, existentialism, phenomenology, pathic relationship, culture, ethics, communications, group dynamics, critical thinking, and conflict resolution.
Two Pathic Subcultures in Ancient Rome," Journal of the History of Sexuality 7, 319-371.
The technical terms for a male prostitute were puer meritorius 'working boy, boy for hire', pathicus and catamitus 'homosexual pathic, young male prostitute', and the slang terms cinaedus 'adult homosexual prostitute; poofter' and spintria 'sphincter, anus; pathicus'.
I'm going to school to study natural pathic medicine and healing.
When Wyndham Lewis wrote in the 1930's of "the intense 'outcast' esprit de corps of the pathic," he was using a French phrase that evokes the militaristic togetherness of an enemy to describe what might, from a different point of view, be interpreted as the solidarity of the oppressed.
Glasser) Low self-esteem Demonstrating active listening and em- pathic understanding, and convincing students that they own the problem even though it affects others.
On entering his twenties, the young man was expected to assume the active role with a younger male (the adult pathic provoked ridicule and disgust), while agens typically married after age thirty and abandoned, or much reduced, their pursuit of same-sex pleasure.
According to Henry, a foundational discourse in philosophy must put the pathic (5) dimension of human sensibility at the center of its phenomenological investigations.
Now she is back in Florida as a private consultant where some exceptionally nasty murders draw her into an international conspiracy while a psycho- pathic killer from her past resurfaces.
92), and the Galli of Apuleius, not content with their male sex-slave, hire a robust man for their pathic and (in the eyes of Lucius as well as, presumably, of the novel's readers) utterly perverted pleasures (Apul.