myopathy

[ mahy-op-uh-thee ]
/ maɪˈɒp ə θi /

noun Pathology.

any abnormality or disease of muscle tissue.

Nearby words

  1. myoneuralgia,
  2. myopalmus,
  3. myoparalysis,
  4. myoparesis,
  5. myopathic,
  6. myope,
  7. myopericarditis,
  8. myophily,
  9. myopia,
  10. myopic

Origin of myopathy

First recorded in 1840–50; myo- + -pathy

Related formsmy·o·path·ic [mahy-uh-path-ik] /ˌmaɪ əˈpæθ ɪk/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for myopathy

myopathy

/ (maɪˈɒpəθɪ) /

noun plural -thies

any disease affecting muscles or muscle tissue
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Medicine definitions for myopathy

myopathy

[ mī-ŏpə-thē ]

n.

Any of various abnormal conditions or diseases of the muscular tissues, especially one involving skeletal muscle.
Related formsmy′o•pathic (mī′ə-păthĭk) adj.


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