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Hippocrates

[ hi-pok-ruh-teez ]
/ hɪˈpɒk rəˌtiz /
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noun
"Father of Medicine", c460–c377 b.c., Greek physician.
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OTHER WORDS FROM Hippocrates

Hip·po·crat·ic [hip-uh-krat-ik], /ˌhɪp əˈkræt ɪk/, Hip·po·crat·i·cal, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Hippocrates

Hippocrates
/ (hɪˈpɒkrəˌtiːz) /

noun
?460–?377 bc, Greek physician, commonly regarded as the father of medicine

Derived forms of Hippocrates

Hippocratic or Hippocratical, adjective
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Scientific definitions for Hippocrates

Hippocrates
[ hĭ-pŏkrə-tēz′ ]
460?-377? bce

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.
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Cultural definitions for Hippocrates

Hippocrates
[ (hi-pok-ruh-teez) ]

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

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