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(in homeopathy) a preparation of substances secreted in the course of a disease, used in the treatment of that disease.
- ‘On the European continent, combination remedies are popular, often involving modern concepts, as in the use of viral nosodes.’
- ‘Homeopathic nosodes (substances derived from disease products, tissue samples, mucus, pus from discharges, or pure cultures of microorganisms) have been used to prevent disease since the early 19th century.’
- ‘Although these homeopathic remedies - or nosodes - come from disease products, they are not an infection.’
- ‘A nosode is nothing but a homeopathically prepared remedy, which can sometimes act in a wide spectrum of diseases.’
- ‘There are homeopathic companies that make what are called nosodes for specific regions of the United States and Canada.’
Late 19th century: from Greek nosos disease + -ode.
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