therapeutics

[ ther-uh-pyoo-tiks ]
/ ˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

the branch of medicine concerned with the remedial treatment of disease.

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Origin of therapeutics

First recorded in 1665–75; see origin at therapeutic, -ics
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British Dictionary definitions for therapeutics

therapeutics
/ (ˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of disease
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Medical definitions for therapeutics

therapeutics
[ thĕr′ə-pyōōtĭks ]

n.

Medical treatment of disease; the art or science of healing.

Other words from therapeutics

ther′a•peutist n.
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