Adjective "idiopathic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌɪdɪə(ʊ)ˈpaθɪk/

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Definitions and examples

adjective

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

Definitions

1. of unknown cause, as a disease.

More examples(as adjective)

"diarrhoeas can be idiopathic."