(In homeopathy) a remedy that is frequently used, in general or for a particular condition: the poison ivy polycrests
More example sentences
- Commonly used homeopathic medicines called polycrests are multipurpose.
- Pulsatilla is a remedy that is called a polycrest, meaning it can be used for various problems and affects various systems in the body.
19th century: from Greek polu- 'many' + khraosos 'use'.