a diminutive suffix occurring in loanwords from Greek:
[id-ee-uh-path-ik] /ˌɪd i əˈpæθ ɪk/ adjective, Pathology. 1. of unknown cause, as a disease. idiopathic id·i·o·path·ic (ĭd’ē-ə-pāth’ĭk) adj. idiopathic (ĭd’ē-ə-pāth’ĭk) Relating to or being a disease having no known cause.
- Idiopathic aldosteronism
idiopathic aldosteronism n. See primary aldosteronism.
- Idiopathic epilepsy
idiopathic epilepsy n.
- Idiopathic hypercalcemia of infants
idiopathic hypercalcemia of infants n. Persistent hypercalcemia of unknown cause occurring in very young children and associated with osteosclerosis, renal insufficiency, and sometimes hypertension.
- Idiopathic megacolon
idiopathic megacolon n. Megacolon resulting in constipation, associated with faulty bowel habits and thin musculature of the colon.