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.