Definition of Alopathy
Allopathy, in opposition to homoeopathy, the treatment of disease by
producing a condition of the system different from or opposite to the
condition essential to the disease to be cured.
Al*lop"a*thy (&?;), n. [Gr. &?; other + &?;
suffering, &?;, &?;, to suffer: cf. G. allopathie, F.
allopathie. See Pathos.] That system of medical practice
which aims to combat disease by the use of remedies which produce effects
different from those produced by the special disease treated; -- a term
invented by Hahnemann to designate the ordinary practice, as opposed to
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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