Idiopathy



[id-ee-op-uh-thee] /ˌɪd iˈɒp ə θi/

noun, plural idiopathies.
1.
a disease not preceded or occasioned by any known morbid condition.
/ˌɪdɪˈɒpəθɪ/
noun (pl) -thies
1.
any disease of unknown cause
n.

1640s, Modern Latin, from Greek idiopatheia, from comb. form of idios “one’s own” (see idiom) + -patheia, comb. form of pathos “suffering, disease, feeling” (see pathos). Related: idiopathic.

idiopathy id·i·op·a·thy (ĭd’ē-ŏp’ə-thē)
n.

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