Definition of vis medicatrix naturae in English:

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vis medicatrix naturae

Pronunciation: /ˈvis ˌmediˈkātriks nəˈto͝orē/ Pronunciation: /ˈwēs ˌmediˈkätriks näˈto͝orˌī/


The body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Example sentences
  • Now it's up to you to raise his resistance and give the vis medicatrix naturae a chance.
  • His passion to deeply understand and teach the vis medicatrix naturae was unparalleled.
  • The defining principle of naturopathy is vis medicatrix naturae, or nature's healing power.


Latin, 'the healing power of nature'.

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Syllabification: vis me·di·ca·trix na·tu·rae

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