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Noun

Singular
allopathy

Plural
allopathies

allopathy (allopathies)
  1. (uncountable) traditional medicine
  2. (countable) a traditional medical method or treatment.

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Usage notes

  • Used principally to distinguish it from homeopathy (USA, UK, EU), especially in the literature of homeopathy (widely considered a pejorative).
  • In the United States, the term is sometimes used to distinguish MDs from DOs (osteopathic physicians), usually in discussions of medical education.
  • In India, used principally to distinguish "Western medicine" from Ayurveda, especially when comparing treatments and drugs.

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