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Paracelsus

[ par-uh-sel-suhs ]
/ ˌpær əˈsɛl səs /
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noun

Phi·lip·pus Au·re·o·lus [fi-lip-uhs aw-ree-oh-luhs], /fɪˈlɪp əs ɔˈri oʊ ləs/, Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim, 1493?–1541, Swiss physician and alchemist.
(italics) a dramatic poem (1835) by Robert Browning, based on the life of Paracelsus.

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British Dictionary definitions for Paracelsus

Paracelsus
/ (ˌpærəˈsɛlsəs) /

noun

Philippus Aureolus (ˈfɪlɪpəs ˌɔːrɪˈəʊləs), real name Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim. 1493–1541, Swiss physician and alchemist, who pioneered the use of specific treatment, based on observation and experience, to remedy particular diseases
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Medical definitions for Paracelsus

Paracelsus
[ păr′ə-sĕlsəs ]
Philippus Aureolus 1493-1541

German-Swiss alchemist and physician who introduced the concept of disease to medicine. He held that illness was the result of external agents attacking the body rather than imbalances within the body and advocated the use of chemicals against disease-causing agents.
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