Idiopathic

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

Idiopathic is a term used when the cause of a condition is not known and is used in all branches of medicine, including radiology.

History and etymology

Idiopathic is derived from two Ancient Greek roots: ιδιος (idios) meaning one's own, and παθος (pathos) meaning disease.

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rID: 62148
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Idiopathetic
  • Idiopathy

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