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

Definition of arthropathy

: a disease of a joint

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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,, "3 New Orleans nurses, including Tyrann Mathieu's mother, sentenced in Medicare fraud scheme," 30 Aug. 2017

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1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of arthropathy was in 1837

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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, 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

Other Words from arthropathy

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

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