alexipharmic

[uh-lek-suh-fahr-mik] /əˌlɛk səˈfɑr mɪk/
adjective
1.
warding off poisoning or infection; antidotal; prophylactic.
noun
2.
an alexipharmic agent, especially an internal antidote.
Origin
1665–75; obsolete alexipharm(ac) antidote (< Greek alexiphármakon, equivalent to alexi- averter (see alexin) + phármakon poison, drug) + -ic; see pharmacy
British Dictionary definitions for alexipharmic
alexipharmic (əˌlɛksɪˈfɑːmɪk)
 
adj
1.  acting as an antidote
 
n
2.  an antidote
 
[C17: from Greek alexipharmakon antidote, from alexein to avert + pharmakon drug]

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