Definitions for allopathyəˈlɒp ə θi

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. allopathy(noun)

    the usual method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects differing from those produced by the disease itself

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. allopathy(Noun)

    traditional medicine

  2. allopathy(Noun)

    a traditional medical method or treatment.

  3. Origin: – term coined by Samuel Hahnemann (the founder of homeopathy) as a pejorative term to indicate medicine that in his opinion treated something "other than" the disharmony that caused the disease. James C. Whorton – Nature Cures: The History of Alternative Medicine in America

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Allopathy(noun)

    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

  2. Origin: [Gr. other + suffering, , , to suffer: cf. G. allopathie, F. allopathie. See Pathos.]

The Nuttall EncyclopediaRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Allopathy

    in opposition to homoeopathy, the treatment of disease by producing a condition of the system different from or opposite to the condition essential to the disease to be cured.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon WurdzRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)


    From Eng. _all_, everybody, and Grk. _pathos_, pain. Pain for everybody. HOMOEOPATHY From Grk. _homoios_, same, and _pathos_. Pain, just the same.

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  • [[allopaattinen]] [[hoito]], allopatiaFinnish

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