folk medicine

noun

Definition of folk medicine

  1. :  traditional medicine as practiced nonprofessionally especially by people isolated from modern medical services and usually involving the use of plant-derived remedies on an empirical basis

1878

First Known Use of folk medicine

1878


Medical Dictionary

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noun \ˈfōk-\

Medical Definition of folk medicine

  1. :  traditional medicine as practiced especially by people isolated from modern medical services and usually involving the use of plant-derived remedies on an empirical basis—compare home remedy


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