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 for Homeopathy
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Homeopathy \Ho*me*op"a*thy\, n. [Gr. ? likeness of condition or
     feeling; ? like (fr. ? same; cf. Same) + ? to suffer: cf.
     F. hom['e]opathie. See Pathos.] (Med.)
     The art of curing, founded on resemblances; the theory and
     its practice that disease is cured (tuto, cito, et jucunde)
     by remedies which produce on a healthy person effects similar
     to the symptoms of the complaint under which the patient
     suffers, the remedies being usually administered in minute
     doses. This system was founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, and
     is opposed to allopathy, or heteropathy. [Written also
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a method of treating disease with small amounts of remedies
           that, in large amounts in healthy people, produce symptoms
           similar to those being treated [syn: homeopathy,
           homoeopathy] [ant: allopathy]

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