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radiculopathy

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

Origin of RADICULOPATHY

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

radiculopathy

noun ra·dic·u·lop·a·thy \-ˈläp-ə-thē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ra·dic·u·lop·a·thies

Medical Definition of RADICULOPATHY

:  any pathological condition of the nerve roots

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