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neuropathy

[ noo-rop-uh-thee, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈrɒp ə θi, nyʊ- /
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noun
any diseased condition of the nervous system.
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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-/, adjectiveneu·ro·path·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for neuropathy

neuropathy
/ (njʊˈrɒpəθɪ) /

noun
disease of the nervous system

Derived forms of neuropathy

neuropathic (ˌnjʊərəʊˈpæθɪk), adjectiveneuropathically, adverb
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Medical definitions for neuropathy

neuropathy
[ nu-rŏpə-thē ]

n.
A disease or abnormality of the nervous system, especially one affecting the cranial or spinal nerves.

Other words from neuropathy

neu′ro•pathic (nur′ə-păthĭk) adj.
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