browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
allopathy

more about allopathy

allopathy


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Allopathy  \Al*lop"a*thy\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  other  +  ?  suffering,  ?,  ?, 
  to  suffer:  cf  G.  allopathie  F.  allopathie  See  {Pathos}.] 
  That  system  of  medical  practice  which  aims  to  combat  disease 
  by  the  use  of  remedies  which  produce  effects  different  from 
  those  produced  by  the  special  disease  treated;  --  a  term 
  invented  by  Hahnemann  to  designate  the  ordinary  practice,  as 
  opposed  to  {homeopathy}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  allopathy 
  n  :  the  usual  method  of  treating  disease  with  remedies  that 
  produce  effects  differing  from  those  produced  by  the 
  disease  itself  [ant:  {homeopathy}] 




more about allopathy