my·​op·​a·​thy mī-ˈä-pə-thē How to pronounce myopathy (audio)
plural myopathies
: a disorder of muscle tissue or muscles
myopathic adjective

Examples of myopathy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And then there are a lot of people who are wasted with neuropathy and myopathies who are just going to need time and energy to get that back up. Kristen Jordan Shamus,, 10 May 2020 Clare has Nemaline myopathy, a rare genetic disorder that causes muscle weakness throughout her body. cleveland, 1 Mar. 2020 Doctors discovered Kaden had myofibrillar myopathy, a rare genetic disorder that saps the strength in his muscles. Jeff Seidel, Detroit Free Press, 12 Feb. 2020 Petersen was born with central nuclear myopathy, a form of muscular dystrophy that has weakened his muscles, eyes and heart. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 26 Jan. 2020 Andy Welter was born with myotubular myopathy, a muscle disorder that causes problems with the tone and contraction of skeletal muscles, according to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Jace Frederick, Twin Cities, 27 Sep. 2019 Dermatomyositis in general is a disorder that affects one’s muscles, and belongs to a group of conditions called inflammatory myopathies. Maggie O'Neill,, 31 July 2019 Already, diseases such as night blindness and myopathy are affecting horses, experts say. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, 2 May 2019 The 31-year-old woman was suffering a condition called inflammatory myopathy, which affected her left leg and caused pain severe enough to disrupt her sleep. Alice Park, Time, 20 June 2018 See More

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First Known Use

circa 1849, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of myopathy was circa 1849

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“Myopathy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Medical Definition


my·​op·​a·​thy mī-ˈäp-ə-thē How to pronounce myopathy (audio)
plural myopathies
: a disorder of muscle tissue or muscles

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