Definition of arthropathy
: a disease of a joint
First Known Use of arthropathy
Medical Definition of arthropathy
: 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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