Definition of idiopathy in English:


Line breaks: idi|op¦athy
Pronunciation: /ˌɪdɪˈɒpəθi

noun (plural idiopathies)

A disease or condition which arises spontaneously or for which the cause is unknown.
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  • It arises out of employment even though the fall had its origin in the idiopathy of the employee.
  • Maintenance of chaotic nature also leads to the treatment and the prevention of mind, nerve or immune related diseases or periodic idiopathy.


late 17th century: from modern Latin idiopathia, from Greek idiopatheia, from idios 'own, private' + -patheia 'suffering'.

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