Hippocratic
Hippocratic Hip"po*crat"ic, a. Of or pertaining to Hippocrates, or to his teachings. [1913 Webster]

{Hippocratic face} [L. facies Hippocratica], the change produced in the countenance by death, or long sickness, excessive evacuations, excessive hunger, and the like. The nose is pinched, the eyes are sunk, the temples hollow, the ears cold and retracted, the skin of the forehead tense and dry, the complexion livid, the lips pendent, relaxed, and cold; -- so called, as having been described by Hippocrates. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]


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  • Hippocratic — 1610s, from M.L. Hippocraticus, pertaining to Hippocrates (c.460 377 B.C.E.), the famous ancient Greek physician. Hippocratic Oath is attested from 1747; it is in the spirit of Hippocrates but was not written by him. The name is lit. one superior …   Etymology dictionary

  • hippocratic — Relating to, described by, or attributed to Hippocrates. * * * Hip·po·crat·ic .hip ə krat ik adj of or relating to Hippocrates or to the school of medicine that took his name Hip·poc·ra·tes hip äk rə .tēz (ca 460 BC ca 370 BC) Greek physician.… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hippocratic — adj. Hippocratic is used with these nouns: ↑oath …   Collocations dictionary

  • Hippocratic — adjective Date: circa 1620 of or relating to Hippocrates or to the school of medicine that took his name …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Hippocratic — See Hippocrates. * * * …   Universalium

  • Hippocratic — adjective Pertaining to Hippocrates …   Wiktionary

  • Hippocratic — Hip·po·crat·ic || ‚hɪpəʊ krætɪk adj. of or pertaining to Hippocrates (ancient Greek physician) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hippocratic — hip·po·crat·ic …   English syllables

  • Hippocratic — adjective of or relating to Hippocrates or the school of medicine that took his name • Pertains to noun: ↑Hippocrates • Derivationally related forms: ↑Hippocrates …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hippocratic face — Hippocratic Hip po*crat ic, a. Of or pertaining to Hippocrates, or to his teachings. [1913 Webster] {Hippocratic face} [L. facies Hippocratica], the change produced in the countenance by death, or long sickness, excessive evacuations, excessive… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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