homeopathy vs homoeopathy what difference

what is difference between homeopathy and homoeopathy


Alternative forms

  • homoeopathy, homœopathy


From German Homöopathie, equivalent to English homeo- +‎ -pathy.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθi/, /ˌhɒmɪˈɒpəθi/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌhomiˈɑpəθi/, /ˌhɑmiˈɑpəθi/


homeopathy (countable and uncountable, plural homeopathies)

  1. A system of treating diseases with small amounts of substances which, in larger amounts, would produce the observed symptoms.
    Antonym: allopathy
    • 2004, Ian Watson, A Guide to the Methodologies of Homeopathy, Cutting Edge Publications (→ISBN), page 20:
      I am sure that if doctors (for instance) were first taught how to use some of the other methods of homeopathy effectively, particularly the therapeutics and organ-based methods, they would be much more able to incorporate these into their practices []

Derived terms

  • homeopath
  • homeopathist
  • homeopathic
  • homeopathically




homoeopathy (uncountable)

  1. Alternative spelling of homeopathy

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