allopathy

[ uh-lop-uh-thee ]
/ əˈlɒp ə θi /

noun

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

OTHER WORDS FROM allopathy

al·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 allopathy

allopathy
/ (əˈlɒpəθɪ) /

noun

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

Derived forms of allopathy

allopathic (ˌæləˈpæθɪk), adjectiveallopathically, adverb
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Medical definitions for allopathy

allopathy
[ ə-lŏpə-thē ]

n.

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

Other words from allopathy

al′lo•pathic (ăl′ə-păthĭk) adj.
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