Definition of Hippocratic

1. Adjective. Of or relating to Hippocrates or the school of medicine that took his name.

Partainyms: Hippocrates
Derivative terms: Hippocrates

Definition of Hippocratic

1. a. Of or pertaining to Hippocrates, or to his teachings.

Definition of Hippocratic

1. Adjective. Pertaining to Hippocrates ¹

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Medical Definition of Hippocratic

1. Of or pertaining to Hippocrates, or to his teachings. Hippocratic face [L. Facies Hippocratica], the change produced in the countenance by death, or long sickness, excessive evacuations, excessive hunger, and the like. The nose is pinched, the eyes are sunk, the temples hollow, the ears cold and retracted, the skin of the forehead tense and dry, the complexion livid, the lips pendent, relaxed, and cold; so called, as having been described by Hippocrates. Hippocratic oath, an oath said to have been dictated by Hippocrates to his disciples. Such an oath is still administered to candidates for graduation in medicine. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hippocratic

hippocampus major
hippocampus minor
hippocratic (current term)
hippocratic face
hippocratic facies
hippocratic fingers
hippocratic nails
hippocratic oath
hippocratic school
hippocratic succussion sound

Literary usage of Hippocratic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Another hippocratic doctrine, the influence of which is not even yet exhausted, s that of the healing power of nature. Not that Hippocrates taught, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"hippocratic Medicine.—The first 'grand characteristic of hippocratic medicine is the high conception of the duties and status of the physician, ..."

3. Therapeutic Gazette (1886)
"It had now taken the expression which Dr. J. Forsyth Meigs used to call a decomposed face,— was distinctly what I suppose is meant by the hippocratic face. ..."

4. Gynecological and Obstetrical Tuberculosis by Charles Camblos Norris (1921)
"... and ulcerative—Practical knowledge of certain features of tuberculosis held by pre-hippocratic writers—History of the disease reviewed by Osler, ..."

5. Clinical Medicine: A Systematic Treatise on the Diagnosis and Treatment of by Austin Flint (1879)
"The hippocratic Fanes.—This facies denotes the moribund state. The skin is pale, with a leaden or livid hue ; the eyes are sunken, the eyelids separated, ..."

6. Transactions of the Edinburgh Obstetrical Society by Edinburgh Obstetrical Society (1895)
"That the occasional occurrence of double monsters was a fact known to the hippocratic school, is indicated by a passage in De morbis ..."

7. In the Shade of an Acacia Tree: Memoirs of a Health Officer in Africa, 1945-1959 by Frank L. Lambrecht (1991)
"... The hippocratic Oath During his speech before the graduating class of 1943 (Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene), the director of the Tropical ..."

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