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idiopathic

[ id-ee-uh-path-ik ]
/ ˌɪd i əˈpæθ ɪk /
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adjective Pathology.
of unknown cause, as a disease.
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Origin of idiopathic

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

OTHER WORDS FROM idiopathic

id·i·o·path·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Scientific definitions for idiopathic

idiopathic
[ ĭd′ē-ə-păthĭk ]

Relating to or being a disease having no known cause.
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