adjective Etymology: German allopatisch, from Allopathie an allopathic system of medicine, from allo- all- + -pathie -pathy Date: 1830 relating to or being a system of medicine that aims to combat disease by using remedies (as drugs or surgery) which produce effects that are different from or incompatible with those of the disease being treated

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  • Allopathic — Al lo*path ic, a. [Cf. F. allopathique.] Of or pertaining to allopathy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • allopathic — (adj.) 1830, from Fr. allopathique (see ALLOPATHY (Cf. allopathy)). Related: Allopathically …   Etymology dictionary

  • allopathic — adjective of or relating to the practice of allopathy allopathic remedies • Ant: ↑homeopathic • Pertains to noun: ↑allopathy …   Useful english dictionary

  • allopathic — See allopathy. * * * …   Universalium

  • allopathic — adjective Of or pertaining to allopathy …   Wiktionary

  • allopathic — Relating to allopathy …   Medical dictionary

  • allopathic — adj. pertaining to allopathy (treatment of diseases using substances that cause different effects from that of the disease itself) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • allopathic — a. Heteropathic …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • allopathic — al·lo·path·ic …   English syllables

  • Allopathic medicine — and allopathy (from Greek ἄλλος , állos , other, different + πάϑος , páthos , suffering) are terms coined by Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy. Originally intended as a characterization of standard medicine in the early 19th century,… …   Wikipedia

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