[ hip-uh-krat-ik ]

  1. of or relating to the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, or his writings or teachings: The word rheumatology comes from the Greek rheuma and is mentioned in Hippocratic texts.

  2. of or relating to the set of professional and ethical commitments traditionally made by those entering the practice of medicine, inspired by Hippocrates and his writings:In the White Coat Ceremony, students recite the Hippocratic oath and are symbolically sworn into the medical profession.

Origin of Hippocratic

  • Rarely Hip·po·crat·i·cal [hip-uh-krat-i-kuhl] /ˌhɪp əˈkræt ɪ kəl/ .

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