[ahy-a-truh-kem-uh-stree, ee-a-]


(in the 16th and 17th centuries) the study of chemistry in relation to the physiology, pathology, and treatment of disease.

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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