[ noo-rop-uh-thee, nyoo- ]

  1. any diseased condition of the nervous system.

Origin of neuropathy

First recorded in 1855–60; neuro- + -pathy

Other words from neuropathy

  • neu·ro·path·ic [noor-uh-path-ik, nyoor-], /ˌnʊər əˈpæθ ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/, adjective
  • neu·ro·path·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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.

    Oscar Wilde | Leonard Cresswell Ingleby
  • The cyclops illustrated (Figs. 33, 34) was born to a 17-year old neuropathic primipara, after a protracted labour.

    Degeneracy | Eugene S. Talbot
  • The trouble must have been due entirely to local causes, there is no neuropathic basis for it of any sort.

    Friedrich Nietzsche | Georg Brandes
  • The rational training of neuropathic children is a very difficult but essential task.

British Dictionary definitions for neuropathy


/ (njʊˈrɒpəθɪ) /

  1. disease of the nervous system

Derived forms of neuropathy

  • neuropathic (ˌnjʊərəʊˈpæθɪk), adjective
  • neuropathically, adverb

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