Definition of catholicon in English:

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Pronunciation: /kəˈθɒlɪkɒn/


A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases; a panacea.
Example sentences
  • Understanding there are no true catholicons in this world, I must fight to bring awareness to the public so we may one day find a cure.
  • This medicine, taken 4 or 5 times a day, will fulfill every indication that the boasted panaceas and catholicons can perform.
  • Death is the cure of all diseases. There is no Catholicon or universal remedy I know but this.


Late Middle English: medieval Latin, from Greek dia katholikōn 'made of general ingredients': compare with diacatholicon.

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