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radiculopathy

noun ra·dic·u·lop·a·thy \rə-ˌdi-kyə-ˈlä-pə-thē\

Definition of RADICULOPATHY

:  irritation of or injury to a nerve root (as from being compressed) that typically causes pain, numbness, or weakness in the part of the body which is supplied with nerves from that root
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Origin of RADICULOPATHY

Latin radicula + English -o- + -pathy
First Known Use: 1942
Medical Dictionary

radiculopathy

noun ra·dic·u·lop·a·thy \-ˈläp-ə-thē\
plural ra·dic·u·lop·a·thies

Medical Definition of RADICULOPATHY

:  any pathological condition of the nerve roots

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