iatrochemistry

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

iatro- +‎ chemistry

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /aɪˌæt.ɹoʊˈkɛm.ɪ.stɹi/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: ia‧tro‧che‧mis‧try

Noun[edit]

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, Roy Porter, Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 53)
      A parallel bid to read the body in terms of the new science came from iatrochemistry.

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