Medical Dictionary


noun al·lop·a·thy \ə-ˈläp-ə-thē, a-\
plural al·lop·a·thies

Medical Definition of ALLOPATHY

:  a system of medical practice that aims to combat disease by use of remedies (as drugs or surgery) producing effects different from or incompatible with those produced by the disease being treated—compare homeopathy
:  a system of medical practice making use of all measures that have proved of value in treatment of disease
al·lo·path·ic \ˌal-ə-ˈpath-ik\ adjective
al·lo·path·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb


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