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allopathy

[uh-lop-uh-thee]
noun
  1. the method of treating disease by the use of agents that produce effects different from those of the disease treated (opposed to homeopathy).
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Origin of allopathy

From the German word Allopathie, dating back to 1835–45. See allo-, -pathy
Related formsal·lo·path·ic [al-uh-path-ik] /ˌæl əˈpæθ ɪk/, adjectiveal·lo·path·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for allopathic

allopathic

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or used in allopathy
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Derived Formsallopathically, adverb

allopathy

noun
  1. the orthodox medical method of treating disease, by inducing a condition different from or opposed to the cause of the diseaseCompare homeopathy
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Derived Formsallopathic (ˌæləˈpæθɪk), adjectiveallopathically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for allopathic

adj.

1830, from French allopathique (see allopathy). Related: Allopathically.

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allopathy

n.

1842, "treatment of disease by remedies that produce effects opposite to the symptoms," from German Allopathie (Hahnemann), from Greek allos "other" (see alias) + -patheia, "suffering, disease, feeling" (see -pathy). The term applied by homeopathists to traditional medicine.

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allopathic in Medicine

allopathy

(ə-lŏpə-thē)
n.
  1. A method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects antagonistic to those caused by the disease itself.
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Related formsal′lo•pathic (ăl′ə-păthĭk) adj.
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