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homeopathic

Pronunciation: ho'me-o-path'ik

Definition:

  1. Relating to homeopathy.
  2. Denoting an extremely small dose of a pharmacologic agent that theoretically mimics the symptoms produced by the condition being treated, such as might be used in homeopathy; more generally, a dose believed to be too small to produce the effect usually expected from that agent. A form of medicine alternative to allopathic, in which drugs antagonize the effects of the disease.

Synonym(s): homeotherapeutic1

[homeo- + G. pathos, disease]

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