idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis n.
A benign disorder of unknown cause characterized by the proliferation of retroperitoneal connective tissue, usually causing obstruction of the ureters. Also called Ormond’s disease.
- Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura
idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura n. Abbr. ITP A systemic illness of unknown cause, characterized by extensive ecchymoses and hemorrhages from mucous membranes, deficiencies in the numbers of platelets, anemia, and extreme weakness. Also called immune thrombocytopenic purpura, purpura hemorrhagica, thrombocytopenic purpura, Werlhof’s disease.
[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” […]
/ˈɪdɪəˌfəʊn/ noun 1. (music) a percussion instrument, such as a cymbal or xylophone, made of naturally sonorous material
[id-ee-uh-plaz-uh m] /ˈɪd i əˌplæz əm/ noun, Biology. 1. . /ˈɪdɪəʊˌplæzəm/ noun 1. another name for germ plasm
[id-ee-uh-sing-kruh-see, -sin-] /ˌɪd i əˈsɪŋ krə si, -ˈsɪn-/ noun, plural idiosyncrasies. 1. a characteristic, habit, mannerism, or the like, that is peculiar to an individual. 2. the physical constitution peculiar to an individual. 3. a peculiarity of the physical or the mental constitution, especially susceptibility toward drugs, food, etc. Compare (def 1). /ˌɪdɪəʊˈsɪŋkrəsɪ/ noun (pl) […]