ethnomedicine


eth·no·med·i·cine

noun \ˌeth-nō-ˈme-də-sən, British usually -ˈmed-sən\

Definition of ETHNOMEDICINE

:  the comparative study of how different cultures view disease and how they treat or prevent it; also :  the medical beliefs and practices of indigenous cultures
eth·no·med·i·cal \-ˈme-di-kəl\ adjective

First Known Use of ETHNOMEDICINE

1971

eth·no·med·i·cine

noun \ˌeth-nō-ˈmed-ə-sən, British usually -ˈmed-sən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ETHNOMEDICINE

: the comparative study of how different cultures view disease and how they treat or prevent it; also : the medical beliefs and practices of indigenous cultures
eth·no·med·i·cal \-ˈmed-i-kəl\ adjective

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