(immunol) a former word for complement (sense 9)
warding off poisoning or infection; antidotal; prophylactic. an alexipharmic agent, especially an internal antidote. Historical Examples When the substance was in repute as a medicine of the “alexipharmic” kind, the supply naturally came up to the demand. The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia Frank Evers Beddard The cooling regimen as it is called, was […]
a male or female given name: from a Greek word meaning “helper.”. Contemporary Examples The Veterans Administration had been treating Alexis for mental problems since August. Up to Speed: What We Know About Navy Yard Shooter Aaron Alexis Nina Strochlic September 15, 2013 “He had money trouble,” said Sam Gambir, 47, who would pay Alexis […]
difficulty in experiencing, expressing, and describing emotional responses. alexithymia a·lex·i·thy·mi·a (ə-lěk’sə-thī’mē-ə) n. Inability to describe emotions in a verbal manner.
- Alexius i
(Alexius Comnenus) 1048–1118, emperor of the Byzantine Empire 1081–1118.