iatrochemistry

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iatrochemistry

(aɪˌætrəʊˈkɛmɪstrɪ)
n
(Chemistry) chem the discipline of treating disease or illness using chemical solutions

iatrochemistry

1. originally, alchemy devoted to medicinal purposes, especially the alchemy of the period 1525-1660, influenced by the theories of Paracelsus.
2. currently, chemistry for healing purposes. — iatrochemist, n.
See also: Alchemy