[ id-ee-op-uh-thee ]
/ ˌɪd iˈɒp ə θi /
noun, plural id·i·op·a·thies.
a disease not preceded or occasioned by any known morbid condition.
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British Dictionary definitions for idiopathy
/ (ˌɪdɪˈɒpəθɪ) /
noun plural -thies
any disease of unknown cause
Derived Formsidiopathic (ˌɪdɪəʊˈpæθɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for idiopathy
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Medicine definitions for idiopathy
[ ĭd′ē-ŏp′ə-thē ]
A disease of unknown origin or cause.
A primary disease arising spontaneously with no apparent external cause.
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