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[hoh-lis-tik] /hoʊˈlɪs tɪk/

incorporating the concept of , or the idea that the whole is more than merely the sum of its parts, in theory or practice:
holistic psychology.
Medicine/Medical. identifying with principles of holism in a system of therapeutics, especially one considered outside the mainstream of scientific medicine, as naturopathy or chiropractic, and often involving nutritional measures: holistic medicine.
of or relating to a doctrine of holism
of or relating to the the medical consideration of the complete person, physically and psychologically, in the treatment of a disease

1939, from holism + -istic. Holistic medicine is first attested 1960. Related: Holistically.


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