polychrest


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polychrest

(ˈpɒlɪˌkrɛst)
n
a thing which has adapted to multiple uses

polychrest

a drug that serves as a remedy for several diseases. — polychrestic, adj.
See also: Remedies
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There is limited availability of legal homeopathic medicines, which include only the most commonly used, or polychrest (45 or so most commonly prescribed remedies according to the old homeopathic literature).
Some homeopathic remedies are referred to as the polychrest remedies.
First, Polychrest is very badly-made, the product of a notoriously rapacious shipyard (211).