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mithridatism

[mith-ri-dey-tiz-uh m] /ˈmɪθ rɪˌdeɪ tɪz əm/
noun
1.
the production of immunity against the action of a poison by taking the poison in gradually increased doses.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; after Mithridates VI, said to have so immunized himself; see -ism
Related forms
mithridatic
[mith-ri-dat-ik] /ˌmɪθ rɪˈdæt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mithridatic

mithridatism

/ˈmɪθrɪdeɪˌtɪzəm/
noun
1.
immunity to large doses of poison by prior ingestion of gradually increased doses
Derived Forms
mithridatic (ˌmɪθrɪˈdætɪk; -ˈdeɪ-) adjective
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mithridatic in Medicine

mithridatism mith·ri·da·tism (mĭth'rĭ-dā'tĭz'əm)
n.
Tolerance or immunity to a poison acquired by taking gradually larger doses of it.


mith'ri·dat'ic (-dāt'ĭk) adj.
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