Definition of idiopathic in English:

idiopathic

adjective

Medicine
  • Relating to or denoting any disease or condition which arises spontaneously or for which the cause is unknown:

    ‘idiopathic epilepsy’
    • ‘Panayiotopoulos syndrome is a new idiopathic childhood epilepsy, recently recognised by the International League Against Epilepsy.’
    • ‘Psychiatric symptoms frequently coexist with idiopathic Parkinson's disease and are often underdiagnosed and poorly treated.’
    • ‘Little is known about the pathogenesis of cough in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.’
    • ‘Basically, idiopathic pericarditis is a disease of exclusion.’
    • ‘Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are idiopathic inflammatory disorders of unknown aetiology.’

Pronunciation:

idiopathic

/ˌɪdɪə(ʊ)ˈpaθɪk/