catholicon

noun ca·thol·i·con \ kə-ˈthä-lə-ˌkän \

Definition of catholicon

Examples of catholicon in a Sentence

  1. the vain notion that there could ever be an easy, painless catholicon for obesity

Origin and Etymology of catholicon

Middle English, from Medieval Latin, from Greek katholikon, neuter of katholikos


Medical Dictionary

catholicon

noun ca·thol·i·con \ kə-ˈthäl-ə-ˌkän \

medical Definition of catholicon

: something that is a cure-all or panacea

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