disease of the joints.

Nearby words

  1. arthrolysis,
  2. arthromere,
  3. arthrometer,
  4. arthrometry,
  5. arthropathic,
  6. arthrophyma,
  7. arthroplasty,
  8. arthropod,
  9. arthropoda,
  10. arthropodiasis

Origin of arthropathy

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

Related formsar·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




A disease or an abnormality of a joint.

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