[hi-pok-ruh-teez] /hɪˈpɒk rəˌtiz/
(“Father of Medicine”) c460–c377 b.c, Greek physician.
?460–?377 bc, Greek physician, commonly regarded as the father of medicine
1610s, from Medieval Latin Hippocraticus, pertaining to Hippocrates (c.460-377 B.C.E.), the famous ancient Greek physician. Hippocratic Oath is attested from 1747; it is in the spirit of Hippocrates but was not written by him. The name is literally “one superior in horses.”
Hippocrates Hip·poc·ra·tes (hĭ-pŏk’rə-tēz’), Called “the Father of Medicine.”. 460?-377? b.c.
Greek physician who laid the foundations of scientific medicine by freeing medical study from the constraints of philosophical speculation and superstition. He is traditionally but inaccurately considered the author of the Hippocratic oath.
Greek physician who is credited with establishing the foundations of scientific medicine. He and his followers worked to distinguish medicine from superstition and magic beliefs by basing their treatment of illness on close observation and rational deduction.
An ancient Greek physician (the “father of medicine”) who is credited with founding the study of medicine.
- Hippocratic facies
/ˌhɪpəʊˈkrætɪk/ noun 1. the sallow facial expression, with listless staring eyes, often regarded as denoting approaching death hippocratic facies hip·po·crat·ic facies (hĭp’ə-krāt’ĭk) n. A pinched expression of the face, with sunken eyes, hollow cheeks and temples, and relaxed lips, observed in one dying after an exhausting illness. Also called hippocratic face.
- Hippocratic finger
hippocratic finger n. See clubbed finger.
- Hippocratic nail
hippocratic nail n. The coarse curved nail of a clubbed finger.
noun 1. an oath embodying the duties and obligations of physicians, usually taken by those about to enter upon the practice of medicine. /ˌhɪpəʊˈkrætɪk/ noun 1. an oath taken by a doctor to observe a code of medical ethics supposedly derived from that of Hippocrates Hippocratic Oath n. An oath of ethical professional behavior sworn […]