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solidism

Pronunciation: sol'i-dizm

Definition: The theory propounded by Asclepiades and his followers that disease was due to an imbalance between solid particles (atoms) of the body and the spaces (pores) between them, a doctrine that opposed the humoral conception of Hippocrates.

Synonym(s): methodism

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