Id`i*op"a*thy (?), n.; pl. Idiopathies (#). [Gr. ; proper, peculiar + , , to suffer: cf. F. idiopathie.]


A peculiar, or individual, characteristic or affection.

All men are so full of their own fancies and idiopathies, that they scarce have the civility to interchange any words with a stranger. Dr. H. More.

2. Med.

A morbid state or condition not preceded or occasioned by any other disease; a primary disease.


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