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- n. An early branch of chemistry, having roots in alchemy, that tried to provide chemical remedies to diseases.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Chemistry applied to, or used in, medicine; -- used especially with reference to the doctrines in the school of physicians in Flanders, in the 17th century, who held that health depends upon the proper chemical relations of the fluids of the body, and who endeavored to explain the conditions of health or disease by chemical principles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The chemistry of the sixteenth and first half of the seventeenth centuries.
From Ancient Greek ἰατρός (iatros, "doctor") + chemistry. (Wiktionary)