idiopathy

[ 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.

Origin of idiopathy

1630–40; < New Latin idiopathīa < Greek idiopátheia disease or affection of local origin. See idio-, -pathy
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British Dictionary definitions for idiopathy

idiopathy

/ (ˌɪdɪˈɒpəθɪ) /

noun plural -thies

any disease of unknown cause

Derived Forms

idiopathic (ˌɪdɪəʊˈpæθɪk), adjective
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Medicine definitions for idiopathy

idiopathy

[ ĭd′ē-ŏpə-thē ]

n.

A disease of unknown origin or cause.
A primary disease arising spontaneously with no apparent external cause.
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