Medicaster
Medicaster \Med"i*cas`ter\, n. [Cf. F. m['e]dicastre. See {Medical}.] A quack. [R.] --Whitlock. [1913 Webster]

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  • medicaster — (n.) quack, c.1600, from L. *medicaster (Cf. It. medicastro, Fr. médicastre, 16c.), from medicus (see MEDICAL (Cf. medical) (adj.)). The feminine form is medicastra. Cf. also ASTER (Cf. aster) …   Etymology dictionary

  • medicaster — noun /ˈmɛdɪkæstə/ a quack doctor; someone who pretends to have medical knowledge …   Wiktionary

  • medicaster — med·i·cas·ter med i .kas tər n a medical charlatan: QUACK …   Medical dictionary

  • medicaster — quack; charlatan Pretenders and Dabblers …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • medicaster — med·i·cas·ter …   English syllables

  • medicaster — An inferior doctor or a medical con artist …   Grandiloquent dictionary

  • medicaster —   n. quack doctor …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • medicaster — ˈmedəˌkastə(r) noun ( s) Etymology: Italian medicastro, from medico physician (from Latin medicus) + astro aster (from Latin aster) more at …   Useful english dictionary

  • Medicäment — (v. lat.), ein Arzneimittel; daher Medicamentarius, so v.w. Pharmaceut. Medication, die Darreichung von Arzneien nach Verordnung eines Arztes. Medicaster, Afterarzt, der unbefugt die Arzneikunst treibt; daher Medicastriren, ungeschickt, bes. ohne …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Abführende Mittel — Abführende Mittel, Purgantia, Cathartica, nennt man in der Medicin diejenigen Stoffe, welche eine vermehrte Darmentleerung, reichlichere Stühle bewirken. Man unterscheidet sie in laxirende und drastisch purgirende. Zu den ersteren (Laxantia,… …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

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