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[par-uh-sel-suh s] /ˌpær əˈsɛl səs/
Philippus Aureolus
[fi-lip-uh s aw-ree-oh-luh s] /fɪˈlɪp əs ɔˈri oʊ ləs/ (Show IPA),
(Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim) 1493?–1541, Swiss physician and alchemist.
(italics) a dramatic poem (1835) by Robert Browning, based on the life of Paracelsus.
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Paracelsian, adjective, noun
Paracelsianism, noun
Paracelsic, Paracelsistic, adjective
Paracelsist, noun Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Paracelsus


Philippus Aureolus (ˈfɪlɪpəs ˌɔːrɪˈəʊləs), real name Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim. 1493–1541, Swiss physician and alchemist, who pioneered the use of specific treatment, based on observation and experience, to remedy particular diseases
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Paracelsus in Medicine

Paracelsus Par·a·cel·sus (pār'ə-sěl'səs), Philippus Aureolus. 1493-1541.

German-Swiss alchemist and physician who introduced the concept of disease to medicine. He held that illness was the result of external agents attacking the body rather than imbalances within the body and advocated the use of chemicals against disease-causing agents.

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