Definition of idiopathic in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌidēəˈpaTHik/


Relating to or denoting any disease or condition that arises spontaneously or for which the cause is unknown.
Example sentences
  • Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are idiopathic inflammatory disorders of unknown aetiology.
  • Basically, idiopathic pericarditis is a disease of exclusion.
  • Psychiatric symptoms frequently coexist with idiopathic Parkinson's disease and are often underdiagnosed and poorly treated.

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Syllabification: id·i·o·path·ic

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