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Hippocrates

[hi-pok-ruh-teez] /hɪˈpɒk rəˌtiz/
noun
1.
("Father of Medicine") c460–c377 b.c, Greek physician.
Related forms
Hippocratic
[hip-uh-krat-ik] /ˌhɪp əˈkræt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
Hippocratical, adjective
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Hippocrates

/hɪˈpɒkrəˌtiːz/
noun
1.
?460–?377 bc, Greek physician, commonly regarded as the father of medicine
Derived Forms
Hippocratic, Hippocratical, adjective
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Hippocrates Hip·poc·ra·tes (hĭ-pŏk'rə-tēz'), Called “the Father of Medicine.”. 460?-377? b.c.

Greek physician who laid the foundations of scientific medicine by freeing medical study from the constraints of philosophical speculation and superstition. He is traditionally but inaccurately considered the author of the Hippocratic oath.

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Hippocrates
  (hĭ-pŏk'rə-tēz')   
Greek physician who is credited with establishing the foundations of scientific medicine. He and his followers worked to distinguish medicine from superstition and magic beliefs by basing their treatment of illness on close observation and rational deduction.
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Hippocrates [(hi-pok-ruh-teez)]

An ancient Greek physician (the “father of medicine”) who is credited with founding the study of medicine.

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