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An oath of ethical professional behavior sworn by new physicians, attributed to Hippocrates but thought to have been written by a student or contemporary.
(Medicine) an oath taken by a doctor to observe a code of medical ethics supposedly derived from that of Hippocrates
an oath embodying the duties and obligations of physicians, usu. taken by those about to enter upon the practice of medicine.
|Noun||1.||Hippocratic oath - an oath taken by physicians to observe medical ethics deriving from Hippocrates|