Definitions for panaceaˌpæn əˈsi ə
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pan•a•ce•aˌpæn əˈsi ə(n.)(pl.)-ce•as.
a remedy for all ills; cure-all.
a solution for all difficulties.
Origin of panacea:
1540–50; < L < Gk panákeia=panake-, s. of panakḗs all-healing
(Greek mythology) the goddess of healing; daughter of Aesculapius and sister of Hygeia
panacea, nostrum, catholicon, cure-all(noun)
hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
A remedy believed to cure all disease and prolong life that was originally sought by alchemists; a cure-all.
Something that will solve all problems.
A monorail will be a panacea for our traffic woes.
A particular plant believed to provide a cure-all.
Daughter of Asclepius and Salus (or Epione). She was the personification of healing through herbs.
Origin: From panacea, from πανάκεια, from πανακής, from πᾶν (equivalent to English pan-) + ἄκος.
a remedy for all diseases; a universal medicine; a cure-all; catholicon; hence, a relief or solace for affliction
the herb allheal
In Greek mythology, Panacea was a goddess of Universal remedy. She was the daughter of Asclepius and Epione. Panacea and her four sisters each performed a facet of Apollo's art: Panacea, Hygieia, Iaso, Aceso, and Aglæa/Ægle. Panacea also had four brothers – Podaleirus, one of the two kings of Tricca, who had a flair for diagnostics, and Machaon, the other king of Tricca, who was a master surgeon; Telesphoros, who devoted his life to serving Asclepius; and Aratus, her stepbrother, who was a Greek hero and the patron/liberator of Sicyon. Panacea was said to have a poultice or potion with which she healed the sick. This brought about the concept of the panacea in medicine, a substance meant to cure all diseases. The term is also used figuratively as something intended to completely solve a large, multi-faceted problem.
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