alexipharmic

[uh-lek-suh-fahr-mik]Medicine/Medical
noun
  1. an alexipharmic agent, especially an internal antidote.

Origin of alexipharmic

1665–75; obsolete alexipharm(ac) antidote (< Greek alexiphármakon, equivalent to alexi- averter (see alexin) + phármakon poison, drug) + -ic; see pharmacy
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alexipharmic

adjective
  1. acting as an antidote
noun
  1. an antidote

Word Origin for alexipharmic

C17: from Greek alexipharmakon antidote, from alexein to avert + pharmakon drug
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