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nosode Line breaks: nos¦ode
Pronunciation: /ˈnɒsəʊd/

Definition of nosode in English:


(In homeopathy) a preparation of substances secreted in the course of a disease, used in the treatment of that disease.
Example sentences
  • Homeopathic nosodes (substances derived from disease products, tissue samples, mucus, pus from discharges, or pure cultures of microorganisms) have been used to prevent disease since the early 19th century.
  • Although these homeopathic remedies - or nosodes - come from disease products, they are not an infection.
  • On the European continent, combination remedies are popular, often involving modern concepts, as in the use of viral nosodes.


Late 19th century: from Greek nosos 'disease' + -ode1.

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