iatrochemistry

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἰατρός (iatrós, doctor) + chemistry; alternatively, iatro- +‎ chemistry

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  • Hyphenation: ia‧tro‧che‧mis‧try
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iatrochemistry (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry, medicine) An early branch of chemistry, having roots in alchemy, that tried to provide chemical remedies to diseases; alternatively, the application of chemistry to medical theory.
    • 2003: A parallel bid to read the body in terms of the new science came from iatrochemistry. — Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 53)

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