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adjective as in idiosyncratic

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This is an idiopathic disease of the blood-making organs, which is accompanied by an enormous increase in number of leukocytes.

It seems not unlikely that the underlying cause of so-called idiopathic insanity is usually some change within the brain cells.

Idiopathic is a word we medical men use to conceal our ignorance of the cause of disease.

Idiopathic diseases are those that have come of themselves, that is, without ascertainable cause.

The mental diseases that are of special interest in this respect are the so-called idiopathic insanities.


On this page you'll find 192 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to idiopathic, such as: constitutional, dominant, elementary, essential, fundamental, and immediate.

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