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neuropathy

[noo-rop-uh-thee, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒp ə θi, nyʊ-/
noun
1.
any diseased condition of the nervous system.
Origin of neuropathy
1855-1860
1855-60; neuro- + -pathy
Related forms
neuropathic
[noo r-uh-path-ik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈpæθ ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
neuropathically, adverb
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  • There he will find the very beginnings of things, the growing point, as it were, of all neuropathy.

    The Nervous Child Hector Charles Cameron
  • In consequence, “sexual storms” result in neuropaths, whether the neuropathy be inherited or acquired.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • neuropathy and an unsound, nervous organisation are often enough legacies from the nervous disorders of childhood.

    The Nervous Child Hector Charles Cameron
British Dictionary definitions for neuropathy

neuropathy

/njʊˈrɒpəθɪ/
noun
1.
disease of the nervous system
Derived Forms
neuropathic (ˌnjʊərəʊˈpæθɪk) adjective
neuropathically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for neuropathy
n.

1827, from neuro- + -pathy. Related: Neuropath; neuropathic; neuropathist.

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neuropathy in Medicine

neuropathy neu·rop·a·thy (nu-rŏp'ə-thē, nyu-)
n.
A disease or an abnormality of the nervous system, especially one affecting the cranial or spinal nerves.


neu'ro·path'ic (nur'ə-pāth'ĭk, nyur'-) adj.
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