mithridatism

mithridatism

[mith-ri-dey-tiz-uhm]
noun
the production of immunity against the action of a poison by taking the poison in gradually increased doses.

Origin:
1850–55; after Mithridates VI, said to have so immunized himself; see -ism

mithridatic [mith-ri-dat-ik] , adjective
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mithridatism (ˈmɪθrɪdeɪˌtɪzəm)
 
n
immunity to large doses of poison by prior ingestion of gradually increased doses
 
mithridatic
 
adj

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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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