idiopathy

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idio- +‎ -pathy

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idiopathy (plural idiopathies)

  1. Something idiopathic; a disease having no known cause.
    • 1970, D. V. Salcedo and M. G. Mujica "A Study of Sterilized Women in the Urban Communities of the Western Area of Santiago, 1963-1966," The Journal of Sex Research, vol. 6, no. 1, p. 42,
      The sterilization that was first conceived as a recourse of limited medical reach came to be considered as an efficient eugenical procedure that could prevent descendents with hereditary and transmissible disorders, such as mental deficiency, epilepsy, idiopathies, etc.

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