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From Ancient Greek δευτεροπάθεια (deuteropátheia), from δεύτερος (deúteros, second) + πάθος (páthos, suffering).


deuteropathy (countable and uncountable, plural deuteropathies)

  1. (medicine, dated) A sympathetic affection of any part of the body, such as headache from an overloaded stomach.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for deuteropathy in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)