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paracelsus Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun Swiss physician who introduced treatments of particular illnesses based on his observation and experience; he saw illness as having an external cause (rather than an imbalance of humors) and replaced traditional remedies with chemical remedies (1493-1541)
    Philippus Aureolus Paracelsus; Theophrastus Philippus Aureolus Bombastus von Hohenheim.