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hippocratic


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hippocratic  \Hip"po*crat"ic\,  a. 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  Hippocrates,  or  to  his  teachings. 
 
  {Hippocratic  face}  [L.  facies  Hippocratica],  the  change 
  produced  in  the  countenance  by  death,  or  long  sickness, 
  excessive  evacuations,  excessive  hunger,  and  the  like  The 
  nose  is  pinched,  the  eyes  are  sunk,  the  temples  hollow, 
  the  ears  cold  and  retracted,  the  skin  of  the  forehead 
  tense  and  dry,  the  complexion  livid,  the  lips  pendent, 
  relaxed,  and  cold;  --  so  called  as  having  been  described 
  by  Hippocrates.  --Dunglison. 
 
  {Hippocratic  oath},  an  oath  said  to  have  been  dictated  by 
  Hippocrates  to  his  disciples.  Such  an  oath  is  still 
  administered  to  candidates  for  graduation  in  medicine. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Hippocratic 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  Hippocrates  or  the  school  of  medicine  that 
  took  his  name  [syn:  {Hippocratic}] 




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