[ 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

Words Nearby neuropathy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use neuropathy in a sentence

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

    The Nervous Child | Hector Charles Cameron
  • This is how he states his theory of onanism as an exciting cause of inherited neuropathy, resulting in sexual inversion.

    A Problem in Modern Ethics | John Addington Symonds
  • There he will find the very beginnings of things, the growing point, as it were, of all neuropathy.

    The Nervous Child | Hector Charles Cameron

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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