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1. Denoting cranial nerve IV (pathetic nerve), the trochlear nerve.
2. Denoting that which arouses sorrow or pity.
[G. pathētikos, relating to the feelings]
pertaining to something that engenders emotions of sympathy, pity, and sadness.
pathetic(pă-thĕt′ĭk) [L. patheticus]
1. Pert. to, or arousing, the emotions of pity, sympathy, or tenderness.
2. Pert. to the trochlear nerve.