Meaning of Abernethian in English:

Abernethian

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or associated with the surgeon John Abernethy or his theories of medicine; specifically designating a blunt manner of speaking reminiscent of that attributed to Abernethy (now rare).

Pronunciation

Abernethian

/ˌabəˈnɛθɪən/ /ˌabəˈniːθɪən/

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Monthly Gazette Health. From the name of John Abernethy + -ian.