allopathy

noun
al·​lop·​a·​thy | \ ə-ˈläp-ə-thē, a- How to pronounce allopathy (audio) \
plural allopathies

Medical Definition of allopathy

1 : a system of medical practice that aims to combat disease by use of remedies (as drugs or surgery) producing effects different from or incompatible with those produced by the disease being treated — compare homeopathy
2 : a system of medical practice making use of all measures that have proved of value in treatment of disease

Other Words from allopathy

allopathic \ ˌal-​ə-​ˈpath-​ik How to pronounce allopathic (audio) \ adjective
allopathically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce allopathically (audio) \ adverb

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“Allopathy.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/allopathy. Accessed 29 May. 2020.

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