Definition of Hippocratism in English:

Hippocratism

noun

  • The system of medicine exemplified in the ancient Greek texts attributed to Hippocrates of Kos, considered as the foundation of rational and empirical medicine and of the ethical practice of medicine.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in Abraham Rees (1743–1825), Presbyterian minister and encyclopaedist. From the name of Hippocrates + -ism.

Pronunciation

Hippocratism

/hɪˈpɒkrətɪz(ə)m/