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noun Pathology.
  1. any abnormality or disease of muscle tissue.
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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


noun plural -thies
  1. any disease affecting muscles or muscle tissue
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myopathy in Medicine


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