iatrochemistry

[ ahy-a-truh-kem-uh-stree, ee-a- ]
/ aɪˌæ trəˈkɛm ə stri, iˌæ- /

noun

(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

OTHER WORDS FROM iatrochemistry

i·at·ro·chem·i·cal [ahy-a-truh-kem-i-kuhl, ee-a-], /aɪˌæ trəˈkɛm ɪ kəl, iˌæ-/, adjectivei·at·ro·chem·i·cal·ly, adverbi·at·ro·chem·ist, noun

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