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Definition of "homeopathy" []

  • A system for treating disease based on the administration of minute doses of a drug that in massive amounts produces symptoms in healthy individuals similar to those of the disease itself. (noun)
  • A method of treating disease by the use of small amounts of a drug that, in healthy persons, produces symptoms similar to those of the disease being treated (noun)

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Use "homeopathy" in a sentence
  • "The term homeopathy comes from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering or disease."
  • "Boiron: Boiron, a world leader in homeopathy, is a $500 million pharmaceutical company producing over 1,500 homeopathic medicines, including Oscillococcinum and Arnica."
  • "The term homeopathy, its formal definition, and the methodology of this medical system derived from German physician,"