homeopathy

noun ho·me·op·a·thy \ ˌhō-mē-ˈä-pə-thē , ˌhä- \

Definition of homeopathy

: a system of medical practice that treats a disease especially by the administration of minute doses of a remedy that would in larger amounts produce in healthy persons symptoms similar to those of the disease

homeopath

play \ˈhō-mē-ə-ˌpath\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of homeopathy

German Homöopathie, from homöo- homeo- + -pathie -pathy


HOMEOPATHY Defined for English Language Learners

homeopathy

noun

Definition of homeopathy for English Language Learners

  • : a system for treating illnesses that uses very small amounts of substances that would in larger amounts produce symptoms of the illnesses in healthy people


Medical Dictionary

homeopathy

noun ho·me·op·a·thy
variants: or British homoeopathy play \ˌhō-mē-ˈäp-ə-thē, ˌhäm-ē-\

medical Definition of homeopathy

plural homeopathies
: a system of medical practice that treats a disease especially by the administration of minute doses of a remedy that would in larger amounts produce symptoms in healthy persons similar to those of the disease — compare allopathy 1

homeopathic

or British homoeopathic play \ˌhō-mē-ə-ˈpath-ik\ adjective

homeopathically

or British homoeopathically play \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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