idiopathic

[ id-ee-uh-path-ik ]
/ ˌɪd i əˈpæθ ɪk /

adjective Pathology.

of unknown cause, as a disease.

Nearby words

  1. idiolysin,
  2. idiom,
  3. idiomatic,
  4. idiomorphic,
  5. idiomuscular contraction,
  6. idiopathic aldosteronism,
  7. idiopathic epilepsy,
  8. idiopathic hypercalcemia of infants,
  9. idiopathic hypertrophic osteoarthropathy,
  10. idiopathic hypertrophic subaortic stenosis

Origin of idiopathic

First recorded in 1660–70; idio- + -pathic

Related formsid·i·o·path·i·cal·ly, adverb

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Medicine definitions for idiopathic

idiopathic

[ ĭd′ē-ə-păthĭk ]

adj.

Of or relating to a disease having no known cause; agnogenic.
Of or relating to a disease that is not the result of any other disease.

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Science definitions for idiopathic

idiopathic

[ ĭd′ē-ə-păthĭk ]

Relating to or being a disease having no known cause.
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