[ noo-rop-uh-thee, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈrɒp ə θi, nyʊ- /
any diseased condition of the nervous system.
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Origin of neuropathy
First recorded in 1855–60; neuro-
OTHER WORDS FROM neuropathyneu·ro·path·ic [noor-uh-path-ik, nyoor-], /ˌnʊər əˈpæθ ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/, adjectiveneu·ro·path·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use neuropathy in a sentence
It will suffice to remark that Z. now exhibits numerous neuropathic and psychopathic characteristics.
He emphasises far too much the neuropathic element, and revels in the repulsive symptoms of incipient softening of the brain.
The cyclops illustrated (Figs. 33, 34) was born to a 17-year old neuropathic primipara, after a protracted labour.
The trouble must have been due entirely to local causes, there is no neuropathic basis for it of any sort.
British Dictionary definitions for neuropathy
disease of the nervous system
Derived forms of neuropathyneuropathic (ˌnjʊərəʊˈpæθɪk), adjectiveneuropathically, adverb
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Medical definitions for neuropathy
A disease or abnormality of the nervous system, especially one affecting the cranial or spinal nerves.
Other words from neuropathyneu′ro•path′ic (nur′ə-păth′ĭk) adj.
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