Al*lop"a*thy (#), n. [Gr. other + suffering, , , to suffer: cf. G. allopathie, F. allopathie. See Pathos.]

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.


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