- any diseased condition of the nervous system.
Origin of neuropathy
Related formsneu·ro·path·ic [noo r-uh-path-ik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈpæθ ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/, adjectiveneu·ro·path·i·cal·ly, adverb
First recorded in 1855–60; neuro-
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Examples from the Web for neuropathy
Historical Examples of neuropathy
In consequence, “sexual storms” result in neuropaths, whether the neuropathy be inherited or acquired.
Neuropathy and an unsound, nervous organisation are often enough legacies from the nervous disorders of childhood.
There he will find the very beginnings of things, the growing point, as it were, of all neuropathy.
British Dictionary definitions for neuropathy
Derived Formsneuropathic (ˌnjʊərəʊˈpæθɪk), adjectiveneuropathically, adverb
- disease of the nervous system
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Word Origin and History for neuropathy
1827, from neuro- + -pathy. Related: Neuropath; neuropathic; neuropathist.
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Related formsneu′ro•path′ic (nur′ə-păth′ĭk) adj.
- A disease or abnormality of the nervous system, especially one affecting the cranial or spinal nerves.
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