magic that attempts to control the universe through the mimicking of a desired event, as by stabbing an image of an enemy in an effort to destroy him or her or by performing a ritual dance imitative of the growth of food in an effort to secure an abundant supply; a branch of sympathetic magic based on the belief that similar actions produce similar results.
[hoh-mee-op-uh-thist] /ˌhoʊ miˈɒp ə θɪst/ noun 1. a person who practices or favors homeopathy.
[hoh-mee-op-uh-thee] /ˌhoʊ miˈɒp ə θi/ noun 1. the method of treating disease by drugs, given in minute doses, that would produce in a healthy person symptoms similar to those of the disease (opposed to ). /ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθɪ/ noun 1. a method of treating disease by the use of small amounts of a drug that, in healthy […]
[hoh-mee-uh-pley-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌhoʊ mi əˈpleɪ ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. the formation, as in healing, of new tissue that is similar to the existing tissue. homeoplasia ho·me·o·pla·sia (hō’mē-ə-plā’zhə, -zhē-ə) n. ho’me·o·plas’tic (-plās’tĭk) adj.
[hoh-mee-uh-stey-sis] /ˌhoʊ mi əˈsteɪ sɪs/ noun 1. the tendency of a system, especially the physiological system of higher animals, to maintain internal stability, owing to the coordinated response of its parts to any situation or stimulus that would tend to disturb its normal condition or function. 2. Psychology. a state of psychological equilibrium obtained when […]