[ ahr-throp-uh-thee ]
/ ɑrˈθrɒp ə θi /


disease of the joints.

Origin of arthropathy

First recorded in 1875–80; arthro- + -pathy

Related forms

ar·thro·path·ic [ahr-thruh-path-ik] /ˌɑr θrəˈpæθ ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for arthropathy

  • Except that the joint disease is seldom symmetrical, it closely resembles the arthropathy of tabes.

    Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles

Medicine definitions for arthropathy


[ är-thrŏpə-thē ]


A disease or an abnormality of a joint.
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