idiopathic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, concerning, or designating an illness having no understood cause.
    • Of, concerning, or designating a disease or problem having no understood cause.
    • regarding idiopathy; characterizing an illness arising primarily, rather than in consequence of some other infection or injury; -- opposed to symptomatic, sympathetic, and traumatic.
    • (of diseases) arising from an unknown cause
  • others:
    • In pathology, of or related to a primary morbid condition; not additional or arising from every other condition: because, an idiopathic love: opposed to symptomatic.

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