alexipharmic


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alexipharmic

(əˌlɛksɪˈfɑːmɪk) med
adj
(Pharmacology) acting as an antidote
n
(Pharmacology) an antidote
[C17: from Greek alexipharmakon antidote, from alexein to avert + pharmakon drug]

alexipharmic

- Another word for an antidote, from Greek alexein, "ward off," and pharmakon, "poison."
See also related terms for poison.

alexipharmac, alexipharmic

a remedy for or antidote against poison or infection. — alexipharmic, adj.
See also: Poison
an antidotal substance used to expel or resist poison. — alexipharmic, alexipharmac, adj.
See also: Remedies
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