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alternative medicine Syllabification: al·ter·na·tive med·i·cine
Pronunciation: /ôlˈtərnədiv ˈmedəsən/

Definition of alternative medicine in English:


Any of a range of medical therapies that are not regarded as orthodox by the medical profession, such as herbalism, homeopathy, and acupuncture. See also complementary medicine.
Example sentences
  • Such contact could be an important step in the integration of complementary and alternative medicine with other medical services.
  • I believe that alternative medicine should be used with treatment of any medical problem.
  • Complementary and alternative medicine is undergoing much greater scrutiny than ever before.
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