folk-medicine

  • 1folk medicine — fōk n traditional medicine as practiced esp. by people isolated from modern medical services and usu. involving the use of plant derived remedies on an empirical basis compare HOME REMEDY * * * the use of home remedies and procedures as handed… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 2folk medicine — n. the treatment of disease as practiced traditionally among the common people, involving esp. the use of herbs and other natural substances …

    English World dictionary

  • 3folk medicine — folk′ med icine n. hlc med health practices arising from cultural traditions, from empirical use of native remedies, esp. food substances, or from superstition • Etymology: 1895–1900 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 4folk medicine — noun Date: 1878 traditional medicine as practiced nonprofessionally especially by people isolated from modern medical services and usually involving the use of plant derived remedies on an empirical basis …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 5folk medicine — noun : traditional medicine as practiced nonprofessionally by people isolated from modern medical services and involving especially the use of vegetable remedies on an empirical basis and the retention of outmoded theories …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6folk medicine — health practices arising from superstition, cultural traditions, or empirical use of native remedies, esp. food substances. [1895 1900] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 7folk medicine — /ˈfoʊk mɛdəsən/ (say fohk meduhsuhn) noun the traditional cures for illness which are not administered by a medical practitioner …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 8medicine —     Folk medicine is an accumulation of very diverse techniques and beliefs, on which many layers of cultural history have left a mark; it could never have been known in its entirety to any one community, let alone one individual. The two primary …

    A Dictionary of English folklore

  • 9medicine — Folk medicine was available (Jer. 8:22) but knowledge of physiology was rudimentary the heart was thought to be the seat of moral judgement [[➝ Judgement]] (Job 27:6; Deut. 2:30). Diagnosis was haphazard. Disease was regarded as connected with… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 10medicine — 1. A drug. 2. The art of preventing or curing disease; the science concerned with disease in all its relations. 3. The study and treatment of general diseases or those affecting the internal parts of the body, especially those not usually… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 11Folk religion — For religions sometimes described as folk religions or ethnic religions , see Ethnic religion. Folk religion consists of ethnic or regional religious customs under the umbrella of an organized religion, but outside of official doctrine and… …

    Wikipedia

  • 12Folk illness — A Folk Illness is a disorder brought on by cultural conventions, not by pathogens or other physiological factors. Folk Illnesses tend to carry psychological and/or religious overtones. [ [http://www.rice.edu/projects/HispanicHealth/Courses/mod7/mo… …

    Wikipedia

  • 13folk — 01. When his friends arrived at the party, Greg said, Come on in, [folks]! 02. [Folk] and classical arts are an important part of traditional life in Indonesia. 03. After going out with Ashley for a few weeks, Daniel figured it was time he… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 14medicine, history of — Introduction  the development of the prevention and treatment of disease from prehistoric and ancient times to the 20th century. Medicine and surgery before 1800 Primitive (primitive culture) medicine and folklore       Unwritten history is not… …

    Universalium

  • 15medicine — noun 1 science of treating/preventing illness ADJECTIVE ▪ modern ▪ advances in modern medicine ▪ traditional ▪ qualified in traditional Chinese medicine ▪ folk …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 16Folk — Volk redirects here. For other uses, see Volk (disambiguation). For other uses, see Folk (disambiguation). The English word Folk is derived from a Germanic noun, *fulka meaning people or army (i.e. a crowd as opposed to a people in a more… …

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  • 17folk — folk1 S2 [fəuk US fouk] n [: Old English; Origin: folc] 1.) [plural] also folks especially AmE people ▪ I m sure there are some folk who would rather they weren t here. ▪ Thanks to the folks at NBC. ▪ Wait till the folks back home hear about… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18folk — [[t]fo͟ʊk[/t]] ♦♦♦ folks (folk can also be used as the plural form for meaning 1.) 1) N PLURAL: usu with supp You can refer to people as folk or folks. Country folk can tell you that there are certain places which animals avoid... These are the… …

    English dictionary

  • 19folk — 1 noun 1 folks (plural) a) especially AmE your parents and family: Is it OK if I call my folks? | the folks back home: Wait till the folks back home hear about this! b) used when addressing a group of people in a friendly way: That s all for now …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20folk — folk1 [ fouk ] noun ** 1. ) folk or folks plural people in general: A lot of folks are upset at the changes. a ) people of a particular type or from a particular place: Many of the older folk will remember Mrs. Poynton. Will local folks get… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English