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(in homeopathy) a supposed predisposition to a particular disease, either inherited or acquired.
susceptibility, liability, tendency, inclination, disposition, predisposition, vulnerability, openness, propensity, proclivityView synonyms
- ‘The sycotic miasm is the one that has the greatest tendency to overgrowth and hence obesity.’
- ‘Hahnemann claimed that most chronic diseases were caused by miasms and the worst of these miasms were the ‘psora.’’
- ‘It is as if the sacred geometry of Red Schiso attracts all the essences that are needed to make a formula that will address even the most chronic miasms or energetic blockages.’
- ‘The final selection of the similimum will depend on the patient's miasms or inherited diseases, at which we will look more closely now.’
Mid 19th century: from German Miasm, from Greek miasma (see miasma).
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