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[noo-rop-uh-thee, nyoo-]
  1. any diseased condition of the nervous system.
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Origin of neuropathy

First recorded in 1855–60; neuro- + -pathy
Related formsneu·ro·path·ic [noo r-uh-path-ik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈpæθ ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/, adjectiveneu·ro·path·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for neuropathic

Historical Examples of neuropathic

  • The neuropathic type is one to which the grasshopper is a burden.


    Eugene S. Talbot

  • In neuropathic subjects they may occasionally be more pronounced.

  • Sexual abstinence is certainly often injurious to neuropathic persons.

  • The question is sometimes asked: What family is free from neuropathic taint?

  • Those that become drunkards are usually of a neuropathic constitution, through inheritance or abuse.

British Dictionary definitions for neuropathic


  1. disease of the nervous system
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Derived Formsneuropathic (ˌnjʊərəʊˈpæθɪk), adjectiveneuropathically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for neuropathic



1827, from neuro- + -pathy. Related: Neuropath; neuropathic; neuropathist.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

neuropathic in Medicine


  1. A disease or abnormality of the nervous system, especially one affecting the cranial or spinal nerves.
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Related formsneu′ro•pathic (nur′ə-păthĭk) adj.
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