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myopathy

[mahy-op-uh-thee] /maɪˈɒp ə θi/
noun, Pathology
1.
any abnormality or disease of muscle tissue.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; myo- + -pathy
Related forms
myopathic
[mahy-uh-path-ik] /ˌmaɪ əˈpæθ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for myopathy

myopathy

/maɪˈɒpəθɪ/
noun (pl) -thies
1.
any disease affecting muscles or muscle tissue
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myopathy in Medicine

myopathy my·op·a·thy (mī-ŏp'ə-thē)
n.
Any of various abnormal conditions or diseases of the muscular tissues, especially one involving skeletal muscle.


my'o·path'ic (mī'ə-pāth'ĭk) adj.
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Encyclopedia Article for myopathy

any skeletal muscle disorder that directly affects the muscle fibres and does not arise secondarily from disorders of the nervous system. Myopathies are marked by muscular degeneration and weakness and may have a genetic or nongenetic basis

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