Definition of Hippocrates

1. Noun. Medical practitioner who is regarded as the father of medicine; author of the Hippocratic oath (circa 460-377 BC).

Generic synonyms: Medical Man, Medical Practitioner
Derivative terms: Hippocratic

Definition of Hippocrates

1. n. A famous Greek physician and medical writer, born in Cos, about 460 B. C.

Definition of Hippocrates

1. Proper noun. A Greek physician, circa 5th century BC, sometimes called the "father of medicine." ¹

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Medical Definition of Hippocrates

1. A famous Greek physician and medical writer, born in Cos, about 460 B. C. Hippocrates' sleeve, a conical strainer, made by stitching together two adjacent sides of a square piece of cloth, especially. Flannel of linen. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hippocrates

hippocampal sulcus
hippocampus major
hippocampus minor
hippocratic face
hippocratic facies
hippocratic fingers
hippocratic nails
hippocratic oath
hippocratic school
hippocratic succussion sound

Literary usage of Hippocrates

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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1846)
"WE return our thanks to Dr. Coxe for having undertaken the somewhat laborious task of preparing the present edition of the writings of Hippocrates and Galen ..."

2. An Introduction to the History of Medicine: With Medical Chronology by Fielding Hudson Garrison (1921)
"Hippocrates was Hippocrates (460-370 BC). (Greek marble bust in the British ... The eminence of Hippocrates is three-fold: he dissociated medicine from ..."

3. Plutarch's Lives by Plutarch, John Langhorne, William Langhorne (1823)
"Hippocrates was vigorously repulsed by Crispinus, who pursued him up to his entrenchments, ... and Hippocrates died, with many thousands more. ..."

4. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"On which account tliis mode of interpretation will not do. Of the sayings of Hippocrates which he has left concerning the nature ..."

5. The Old and New Testament Connected in the History of the Jews and by Humphrey Prideaux (1845)
"But Hippocrates, having a mind above the temptations of gold and silver, returned him the answer I have mentioned; which provoked him so far, ..."

6. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1902)
"Did it already hold such a place in the age of Hippocrates? and did it ... It would have been very gratifying had Hippocrates left us a treatise on the ..."

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