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allopathy
medical dictionary

That system of medical practice which aims to combat disease by the use of remedies which produce effects different from those produced by the special disease treated; a term invented by Hahnemann to designate the ordinary practice, as opposed to homeopathy.

Origin: Gr. Other + suffering, to suffer: cf. G. Allopathie, F. Allopathie. See Pathos.

(01 Mar 1998)