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mass noun, usually as modifier A system of medicine practised in parts of India, thought to be derived via medieval Muslim physicians from Byzantine Greece.
- ‘Ayurveda and Siddha originated in India more than 3000 years ago, while Unani medicine was brought into the country by Arabs in the 14th century.’
- ‘There are also Ayurvedic and Unani doctors, and quacks, which add to the list, charging between Rs 100 and Rs 1000.’
- ‘Organised jointly by the Central Unani Tibbi Board and the National Social Welfare and Educational Organisation a free Unani medical camp was held here recently.’
- ‘Many ‘Thangals’ and ‘Beevis’ of Malappuram and other Malabar districts illegally practice the Ayurveda and Unani systems of medicine.’
- ‘Mohandas has been appointed as Secretary in the Department of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy.’
From Arabic Yūnāni ‘Greek’.
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