Definition of miasm in English:



  • (in homeopathy) any of the three underlying chronic diseases that afflict humankind: sycosis, syphilis, and psora.

    • ‘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 sycotic miasm is the one that has the greatest tendency to overgrowth and hence obesity.’
    • ‘The final selection of the similimum will depend on the patient's miasms or inherited diseases, at which we will look more closely now.’
    susceptibility, liability, tendency, inclination, disposition, predisposition, vulnerability, openness, propensity, proclivity
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Mid 19th century: from Greek miasma, stain.