acropachy

noun
acro·pa·chy | \ˈak-rō-ˌpak-ē, ə-ˈkräp-ə-kē \
plural acropachies

Medical Definition of acropachy 

: an uncommon condition associated with autoimmune dysfunction of the thyroid gland (as in Graves' disease) that is marked especially by swelling and clubbing of fingers and toes and periostitis of the hands and feet

Learn More about acropachy

Comments on acropachy

What made you want to look up acropachy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to reject or criticize sharply

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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