catholicon


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ca·thol·i·con

 (kə-thŏl′ĭ-kŏn′)
n.
A universal remedy; a panacea.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Medieval Latin, from Greek katholikon, generic description, from neuter of katholikos, universal; see catholic.]

catholicon

(kəˈθɒlɪkən)
n
a remedy for all ills; panacea
[C15: from Medieval Latin; see catholic]

pan•a•ce•a

(ˌpæn əˈsi ə)

n., pl. -ce•as.
1. a remedy for all ills; cure-all.
2. a solution for all difficulties.
[1540–50; < Latin < Greek panákeia=panake-, s. of panakḗs all-healing]
pan`a•ce′an, adj.

catholicon

a universal remedy or panacea.
See also: Remedies
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.catholicon - hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists
curative, cure, therapeutic, remedy - a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
elixir - a substance believed to cure all ills

catholicon

noun
Something believed to cure all human disorders:
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