[ noo-rop-uh-thee, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈrɒp ə θi, nyʊ- /


any diseased condition of the nervous system.

Origin of neuropathy

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


neu·ro·path·ic [noo r-uh-path-ik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈpæθ ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/, adjectiveneu·ro·path·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for neuropathy

  • Neuropathy and an unsound, nervous organisation are often enough legacies from the nervous disorders of childhood.

    The Nervous Child|Hector Charles Cameron
  • There he will find the very beginnings of things, the growing point, as it were, of all neuropathy.

    The Nervous Child|Hector Charles Cameron
  • In consequence, “sexual storms” result in neuropaths, whether the neuropathy be inherited or acquired.

    Degeneracy|Eugene S. Talbot

British Dictionary definitions for neuropathy

/ (njʊˈrɒpəθɪ) /


disease of the nervous system

Derived forms of neuropathy

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

[ nu-rŏpə-thē ]


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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