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pan·a·ce·a

 (păn′ə-sē′ə)
n.
A remedy for all diseases, evils, or difficulties; a cure-all.

[Latin panacēa, from Greek panakeia, from panakēs, all-healing : pan-, pan- + akos, cure.]

pan′a·ce′an adj.
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