iatrochemistry

iatrochemistry

[ahy-a-truh-kem-uh-stree, ee-a-]
noun
(in the 16th and 17th centuries) the study of chemistry in relation to the physiology, pathology, and treatment of disease.

Origin:
1820–30; iatro- + chemistry; compare Neo-Latin iatrochymista, iatrochymicus

iatrochemical [ahy-a-truh-kem-i-kuhl, ee-a-] , adjective
iatrochemically, adverb
iatrochemist, noun
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