[ uh-lop-uh-thee ]
/ əˈlɒp ə θi /


the method of treating disease by the use of agents that produce effects different from those of the disease treated (opposed to homeopathy).

Origin of allopathy

From the German word Allopathie, dating back to 1835–45. See allo-, -pathy

Related forms

al·lo·path·ic [al-uh-path-ik] /ˌæl əˈpæθ ɪk/, adjectiveal·lo·path·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for allopathic (1 of 2)


/ (ˌæləˈpæθɪk) /


of, relating to, or used in allopathy

Derived Forms

allopathically, adverb

British Dictionary definitions for allopathic (2 of 2)


/ (əˈlɒpəθɪ) /


the orthodox medical method of treating disease, by inducing a condition different from or opposed to the cause of the diseaseCompare homeopathy

Derived Forms

allopathic (ˌæləˈpæθɪk), adjectiveallopathically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for allopathic


[ ə-lŏpə-thē ]


A method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects antagonistic to those caused by the disease itself.

Related forms

al′lo•pathic (ăl′ə-păthĭk) adj.
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