Hippocratic

adjective

Hip·​po·​crat·​ic ˌhi-pə-ˈkra-tik How to pronounce Hippocratic (audio)
: of or relating to Hippocrates or to the school of medicine that took his name

Examples of Hippocratic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hippocratic collaboration was one of many announcements from Nvidia’s 2024 GTC Conference, but this AI development was perhaps the most dystopian. Maxwell Zeff / Gizmodo, Quartz, 19 Mar. 2024 Daniela Rus: Should roboticists consider subscribing to their own Hippocratic oath? IEEE Spectrum, 15 Mar. 2024 The traditional tenets of Hippocratic medicine, which focus on the individual in front of the physician, have been, for all intents and purposes, abandoned. Richard T. Bosshardt, National Review, 26 Dec. 2023 Boiled wood chips; pre-Hippocratic medicine; an after-dinner mint in hell. Jason O'Bryan, Robb Report, 18 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1617, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Hippocratic was in 1617

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Cite this Entry

“Hippocratic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hippocratic. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

Hippocratic

adjective
Hip·​po·​crat·​ic
ˌhip-ə-ˈkrat-ik
: of or relating to the Greek physician Hippocrates or to the school of medicine that took his name

Medical Definition

Hippocratic

adjective
Hip·​po·​crat·​ic ˌhip-ə-ˈkrat-ik How to pronounce Hippocratic (audio)
: of or relating to Hippocrates or to the school of medicine that took his name
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