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arthropathy

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noun, ar·throp·a·thy \är-ˈthrä-pə-thē\

Definition of arthropathy

plural arthropathies

  1. :  a disease of a joint



Circa 1860

First Known Use of arthropathy

circa 1860


Medical Dictionary

arthropathy

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noun ar·throp·a·thy \är-ˈthräp-ə-thē\

Medical Definition of arthropathy

plural arthropathies

  1. :  a disease of a joint <These joint hemorrhages culminate in a severe arthropathy, with signs of inflammation (as in rheumatoid arthritis) as well as degenerative damage (as in osteoarthritis).—Goris Roosendaal and Floris Lafeber, The New England Journal of Medicine, 9 Aug. 2007> <The most common problem found is known as facet joint arthropathy, which can cause severe back pain.—Eric Nagourney, The New York Times, 31 July 2007>

arthropathic \ˌär-thrə-ˈpa-thik\ play adjective <arthropathic changes> <an arthropathic knee>



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