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adiaphorous

[ad-ee-af-er-uh s] /ˌæd iˈæf ər əs/
adjective
1.
doing neither good nor harm, as a medicine.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35, for earlier sense; < Greek adiáphoros, equivalent to a- a-6 + diáphoros different (dia- dia- + -phoros -phorous)
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adiaphorous

/ˌædɪˈæfərəs/
adjective
1.
(med) having no effect for good or ill, as a drug or placebo
Word Origin
C17: from Greek adiaphoros indifferent, from a-1 + diaphoros different
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