myopathy

[ mahy-op-uh-thee ]
/ maɪˈɒp ə θi /

noun Pathology.

any abnormality or disease of muscle tissue.

Origin of myopathy

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

Related forms

my·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 forms

my′o•pathic (mī′ə-păthĭk) adj.
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