iridology
noun (plural -gies) Date: 1916 the study of the iris of the eye for indications of bodily health and disease • iridologist noun

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  • Iridology — Infobox Pseudoscience topics= * Medicine claims= * Patterns, colors, and other characteristics of the iris hold information about a patient s systemic health. origyear=1665 origprop=Philippus Meyeus currentprop=Iridology (also known as… …   Wikipedia

  • Iridology — The practice of diagnosing disease by examining the iris of the eye. Although some diseases do affect the eye, iridology is not considered scientific medicine. * * * A hypothetical non–evidence based system of medicine based on an examination of… …   Medical dictionary

  • iridology — iridologist, n. /ir i dol euh jee, uy ri /, n., pl. iridologies. the inspection of the iris of the eye as an aid in determining a person s state of health or in diagnosing a health problem. [1920 25; IRIDO + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • iridology — noun A form of alternative medicine involving the diagnosis of body ailments through the examination of the iris of the human eye …   Wiktionary

  • iridology — study of the iris; diagnosis of disease based on the iris of the eye Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • iridology — n. study of the iris of the eye to detect bodily disorders and diseases; technique in alternative medicine by which different bodily disorders can be diagnosed by examining the structure of the iris of the eye …   English contemporary dictionary

  • iridology — [ˌʌɪrɪ dɒlədʒi, ˌɪrɪ ] noun (in alternative medicine) diagnosis by examination of the iris of the eye. Derivatives iridologist noun Origin early 20th cent.: from Gk iris, irid iris + logy …   English new terms dictionary

  • iridology — ir·i·dol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • iridology — ir•i•dol•o•gy [[t]ˌɪr ɪˈdɒl ə dʒi[/t]] n. pl. gies med examination of the iris of the eye as a primary diagnostic aid • Etymology: 1920–25 ir i•dol′o•gist, n …   From formal English to slang

  • iridology — /ɪrəˈdɒlədʒi / (say iruh doluhjee) noun a technique based on the belief that examination of the iris of the eye provides evidence of pathological changes in the body. {irid , stem of Greek iris iris + o + logy} –iridologist, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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