my·​e·​lop·​a·​thy | \ ˌmī-ə-ˈlä-pə-thē How to pronounce myelopathy (audio) \
plural myelopathies

Definition of myelopathy

: a disease or disorder of the spinal cord or bone marrow

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myelopathic \ ˌmī-​ə-​lō-​ˈpa-​thik How to pronounce myelopathic (audio) \ adjective

Examples of myelopathy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A vet diagnosed Bodza with degenerative myelopathy, a fatal disease that causes the progressive degeneration of a dog's spinal cord. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Heartbreaking Photo Shows Soldier's Final Goodbye to His Dying Dog," 6 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of myelopathy

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of myelopathy was circa 1891

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“Myelopathy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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my·​e·​lop·​a·​thy | \ ˌmī-ə-ˈläp-ə-thē How to pronounce myelopathy (audio) \
plural myelopathies

Medical Definition of myelopathy

: any disease or disorder of the spinal cord or bone marrow

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