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Hippocrates

[ hi-pok-ruh-teez ]

noun

  1. Father of Medicine, c460–c377 b.c., Greek physician.


Hippocrates

/ hɪˈpɒkrəˌtiːz /

noun

  1. Hippocrates?460 bc?377 bcMGreekMEDICINE: physician ?460–?377 bc , Greek physician, commonly regarded as the father of medicine


Hippocrates

/ hĭ-pŏkrə-tēz′ /

  1. Greek physician who is credited with establishing the foundations of scientific medicine. He and his followers worked to distinguish medicine from superstition and magic beliefs by basing their treatment of illness on close observation and rational deduction.


Hippocrates

  1. An ancient Greek physician (the “father of medicine”) who is credited with founding the study of medicine.


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Derived Forms

  • ˌHippoˈcratic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • Hip·po·crat·ic [hip-, uh, -, krat, -ik], Hip·po·crat·i·cal adjective
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Example Sentences

Patient privacy has been inviolable since the time of Hippocrates, in 400 BC.

From Time

Whether or not Hippocrates ever actually said “First, do no harm,” the axiom is central to medical ethics.

According to legend, Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, testified in the case of a woman accused of adultery.

Eclampsia, first described by Hippocrates 2,400 years ago, is the medical name for seizures during pregnancy.

Part of the first aphorism of Hippocrates is—Ὁ βίος βραχύς, ἡ δὲ τέχνη μακρή.

Hippocrates pointed out as one of the symptoms of consumption the spes phthisical or consumptive hope.

His only hope now lay in the warm friendship which for so many years had bound him to the Hippocrates of the sixteenth century.

Hippocrates, for instance, has a number of recommendations of this combination for wounds.

Herophilos had studied medicine under Praxagoras, one of the best-known successors of Hippocrates.

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