- warding off poisoning or infection; antidotal; prophylactic.
- an alexipharmic agent, especially an internal antidote.
Origin of alexipharmic
Examples from the Web for alexipharmic
Historical Examples of alexipharmic
The cooling regimen as it is called, was substituted for the alexipharmic, in so far as regards light clothing and cool air.
When the substance was in repute as a medicine of the "alexipharmic" kind, the supply naturally came up to the demand.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia
Frank Evers Beddard
- acting as an antidote
- an antidote