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eclecticism

Pronunciation: ek-lek'ti-sizm

Definition:

  1. A now defunct system of medicine that advocated use of indigenous plants to effect specific cures of certain signs and symptoms.
  2. A system of medicine practiced by ancient Greek and Roman physicians who were not affiliated with a medical sect but who adopted the practice and teachings that they considered best from other systems.
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