idiopathic: of unexplained origin, as in the development of a symptom or syndrome that is apparently spontaneously generated.

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Id`i*o*path"ic (?), Id`i*o*path"ic*al (?), a. [Cf. F. idiopathique.] Med.

Pertaining to idiopathy; characterizing a disease arising primarily, and not in consequence of some other disease or injury; -- opposed to symptomatic, sympathetic, and traumatic.

-- Id`i*o*path"ic*al*ly, adv.


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