allopathic

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adjective al·lo·path·ic \ ˌa-lə-ˈpa-thik \

Definition of allopathic

:relating to or being a system of medicine that aims to combat disease by using remedies (such as drugs or surgery) which produce effects that are different from or incompatible with those of the disease being treated

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Origin and Etymology of allopathic

German allopatisch, from Allopathie an allopathic system of medicine, from allo- all- + -pathie -pathy


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