adiaphorous

adiaphorous

[ad-ee-af-er-uhs]
adjective
doing neither good nor harm, as a medicine.

Origin:
1625–35, for earlier sense; < Greek adiáphoros, equivalent to a- a-6 + diáphoros different (dia- dia- + -phoros -phorous)

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adiaphorous (ˌædɪˈæfərəs)
 
adj
med having no effect for good or ill, as a drug or placebo
 
[C17: from Greek adiaphoros indifferent, from a-1 + diaphoros different]

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