noun pan·chres·ton \panˈkrestən, -ˌtän\

Definition of panchreston



  1. :  a broadly inclusive and often oversimplified thesis that is intended to cover all possible variations within an area of concern

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Origin and Etymology of panchreston

Greek panchrēston panacea, from neuter of panchrēstos good for all work, from pan- + chrēstos useful — more at chrestomathy

First Known Use: 1956

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to cast off or become cast off

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