Hippocratic oath

noun

Definition of Hippocratic oath

: an oath embodying a code of medical ethics usually taken by those about to begin medical practice

First Known Use of hippocratic oath

1747


Medical Dictionary

Hippocratic oath

noun \ -ōth \

medical Definition of Hippocratic oath

: an oath that embodies a code of medical ethics and is usually taken by those about to begin medical practice

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