ar·​throp·​a·​thy | \ är-ˈthrä-pə-thē How to pronounce arthropathy (audio) \
plural arthropathies

Definition of arthropathy

: a disease of a joint

Examples of arthropathy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In one case, prosecutors wrote, Mathieu billed Medicare $125 for a visit to a patient whose paperwork said the patient had arthropathy, peripheral neuropathy and low vision. Laura Mcknight,, 30 Aug. 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'arthropathy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of arthropathy

1837, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for arthropathy

probably borrowed from French arthropathie, from arthro- arthro- + -pathie -pathy

Learn More About arthropathy

Time Traveler for arthropathy

Time Traveler

The first known use of arthropathy was in 1837

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near arthropathy




See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for arthropathy

Cite this Entry

“Arthropathy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for arthropathy


ar·​throp·​a·​thy | \ är-ˈthräp-ə-thē How to pronounce arthropathy (audio) \
plural arthropathies

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 The most common problem found is known as facet joint arthropathy, which can cause severe back pain.— Eric Nagourney, The New York Times

Other Words from arthropathy

arthropathic \ ˌär-​thrə-​ˈpa-​thik How to pronounce arthropathy (audio) \ adjective
arthropathic changes an arthropathic knee


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!