Meaning of iatrochemistry in English:


Pronunciation /ʌɪatrəʊˈkɛmɪstri/


mass noun historical
  • A school of thought of the 16th and 17th centuries which sought to understand medicine and physiology in terms of chemistry.

    ‘In 1608, Oswald Croll published his Basilica chymica, a treatise devoted to a predominantly Paracelsian iatrochemistry.’
    • ‘The term iatrochemistry means the use of chemistry in medicine which was unheard of before Paracelsus.’
    • ‘Thoren talks a great deal about alchemy, but it always sounds like Paracelsian iatrochemistry to me.’
    • ‘But like its Galenic enemy, Paracelsan iatrochemistry declined in the second half of the seventeenth century.’