idiopathic


id·i·o·path·ic

adjective \ˌi-dē-ə-ˈpa-thik\

Definition of IDIOPATHIC

1
:  arising spontaneously or from an obscure or unknown cause :  primary <idiopathic epilepsy>
2
:  peculiar to the individual
id·i·o·path·i·cal·ly \-ˈpa-thi-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of IDIOPATHIC

1669

id·io·path·ic

adjective \ˌid-ē-ə-ˈpath-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of IDIOPATHIC

: arising spontaneously or from an obscure or unknown cause : primary <idiopathic epilepsy> <idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura>
id·io·path·i·cal·ly \-ˈpath-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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