Isopathy I*sop"a*thy, n. [Iso- + Gr. ? suffering.] (Med.) (a) The system which undertakes to cure a disease by means of the virus of the same disease. (b) The theory of curing a diseased organ by eating the analogous organ of a healthy animal. --Mayne. (c) The doctrine that the power of therapeutics is equal to that of the causes of disease. [1913 Webster]

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