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sthenic

[sthen-ik]
adjective
  1. sturdy; heavily and strongly built.
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Origin of sthenic

First recorded in 1780–90; extracted from asthenic
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Examples from the Web for sthenic

Historical Examples

  • These were to be used respectively in asthenic and in sthenic disorders.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland

  • These latter were to be used in sthenic, the others in asthenic disorders.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland

  • In the earlier stages of the attack the constitutional symptoms may be sthenic.

  • Brunonian System, a system which regards and treats diseases as due to defective or excessive excitation, as sthenic or asthenic.

    The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

    Edited by Rev. James Wood

  • They have sometimes been employed with advantage in fevers of the acute or sthenic kind.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland


British Dictionary definitions for sthenic

sthenic

adjective
  1. abounding in energy or bodily strength; active or strong
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Word Origin

C18: from New Latin sthenicus, from Greek sthenos force, on the model of asthenic
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sthenic in Medicine

sthenic

(sthĕnĭk)
adj.
  1. Strong; active.
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