antiphlogistic

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Etymology[edit]

From anti- +‎ Ancient Greek φλόξ (phlóx, flame) +‎ -istic.

Adjective[edit]

antiphlogistic (comparative more antiphlogistic, superlative most antiphlogistic)

  1. Counteracting inflammation.
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, Chapter 14:
      Messengers went off for her physician and medical man. They came, consulted, prescribed, vanished. The young companion of Miss Crawley, at the conclusion of their interview, came in to receive their instructions, and administered those antiphlogistic medicines which the eminent men ordered.
  2. Opposed to the doctrine of phlogiston.

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Noun[edit]

antiphlogistic (plural antiphlogistics)

  1. (pharmacology) A plant or remedy that reduces inflammation.
    • 1845, Robley Dunglison, Medical Lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, page 338:
      Inflammatory glossocele must be combated by antiphlogistics.

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