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Related to idiopathic disease: idiopathic disorder
self-originated; occurring without known cause.
idiopathic disease one that exists without any connection with any known cause.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
a disease of unknown cause or mechanism.
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id·i·o·path·ic dis·ease(id-ē'ō-path'ik di-zēz')
A disorder of unknown cause or mechanism.
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