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[ahy-a-truh-kem-uh-stree, ee-a-]
  1. (in the 16th and 17th centuries) the study of chemistry in relation to the physiology, pathology, and treatment of disease.
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Origin of iatrochemistry

1820–30; iatro- + chemistry; compare New Latin iatrochymista, iatrochymicus
Related formsi·at·ro·chem·i·cal [ahy-a-truh-kem-i-kuh l, ee-a-] /aɪˌæ trəˈkɛm ɪ kəl, iˌæ-/, adjectivei·at·ro·chem·i·cal·ly, adverbi·at·ro·chem·ist, noun
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Examples from the Web for iatrochemistry

Historical Examples

  • He was the opponent of iatrochemistry, and claimed there was no such thing as corruption of the blood.

    An Epitome of the History of Medicine

    Roswell Park

  • Iatrochemistry provided a substitution in the form of medicinals to quell the flow of blood for therapeutic purposes.