of unknown cause, as a disease.
- id·i·o·path·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use idiopathic in a sentence
This is an idiopathic disease of the blood-making organs, which is accompanied by an enormous increase in number of leukocytes.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
It seems not unlikely that the underlying cause of so-called idiopathic insanity is usually some change within the brain cells.
idiopathic is a word we medical men use to conceal our ignorance of the cause of disease.
idiopathic diseases are those that have come of themselves, that is, without ascertainable cause.
The mental diseases that are of special interest in this respect are the so-called idiopathic insanities.
Scientific definitions for idiopathic
Relating to or being a disease having no known cause.
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