catholicon

[ kuh-thol-i-kuh n ]
/ kəˈθɒl ɪ kən /

noun

a universal remedy; panacea.

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Origin of catholicon

1375–1425; late Middle English < Medieval Latin < Greek katholikón neuter of katholikós catholic
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British Dictionary definitions for catholicon

catholicon
/ (kəˈθɒlɪkən) /

noun

a remedy for all ills; panacea

Word Origin for catholicon

C15: from Medieval Latin; see catholic
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