ethnomedicine

noun
eth·​no·​med·​i·​cine | \ ˌeth-nō-ˈme-də-sən How to pronounce ethnomedicine (audio) , British usually -ˈmed-sən \

Definition of ethnomedicine

: the comparative study of how different cultures view disease and how they treat or prevent it also : the medical beliefs and practices of indigenous cultures

Other Words from ethnomedicine

ethnomedical \ ˌeth-​nō-​ˈme-​di-​kəl How to pronounce ethnomedical (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of ethnomedicine

1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Ethnomedicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ethnomedicine. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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ethnomedicine

noun
eth·​no·​med·​i·​cine | \ ˌeth-nō-ˈmed-ə-sən, British usually -ˈmed-sən \

Medical Definition of ethnomedicine

: the comparative study of how different cultures view disease and how they treat or prevent it also : the medical beliefs and practices of indigenous cultures

Other Words from ethnomedicine

ethnomedical \ -​ˈmed-​i-​kəl How to pronounce ethnomedical (audio) \ adjective

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