allopathic

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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For eight years, Bhatnagar tried tons of different medications, from allopathic to homeopathic varieties, with no success. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, "Woman Who Used to Be Bullied for Her Vitiligo Turns It Into Art: ‘I Can Dispel Its Myths’," 7 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of allopathic

1827, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for allopathic

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

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