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Idiopathy

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Idiopathy

Origin: gr.; proper, peculiar _, to suffer: cf. F. Idiopathie.

1. 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. (Science: medicine) a morbid state or condition not preceded or occasioned by any other disease; a primary disease.