n. pl. ho·me·op·a·thies
A system for treating disease based on the administration of minute doses of a drug that in massive amounts produces symptoms in healthy individuals similar to those of the disease itself.
home·o·path′ (-ə-păth′), ho′me·opa·thist n.
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