Definition of chemiatric in US English:

chemiatric

(also chymiatric)

adjective

  • Designating the Paracelsian or iatrochemical theory or school of medicine, which explained disease in terms of contemporary chemical doctrines and used metals and minerals in treatment; of or relating to this theory or school, iatrochemical.

noun

  • A physician of the chemiatric school. Compare chemic, "chemist". Chiefly in plural.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Hallam (1777–1859), historian. From post-classical Latin chemiatricus from chemiatria + -icus. Compare French chimiatrique, German chemiatrisch.

Pronunciation

chemiatric

/ˌkɛmɪˈatrɪk/