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charlatan

 [shahr´lah-tan]
a pretender to knowledge or skills not possessed; in medicine, a quack.

char·la·tan

(shar'lă-tan),
A medical fraud claiming to cure disease by useless procedures, secret remedies, and worthless diagnostic and therapeutic machines.
Synonym(s): quack
[Fr., fr. It. ciarlare, to prattle]

charlatan

[shär′lətən]
Etymology: Fr, imposter
a totally unqualified individual posing as an expert, especially an individual pretending to be a physician. Also called quack. charlatanical, adj.
(1) Quack
(2) A pretentious imposter (in current non-medical use)

char·la·tan

(shahr'lă-tăn)
A medical fraud claiming to cure disease by useless procedures, secret remedies, and worthless diagnostic and therapeutic machines.
Synonym(s): quack.
[Fr., fr. It. ciarlare, to prattle]

charlatan

A person unjustifiably claiming knowledge or skill, especially of medicine or healing. In this age of pseudoscience, it is often difficult to distinguish the charlatan from the merely uninformed.

char·la·tan

(shahr'lă-tăn)
A medical imposter claiming to cure disease by useless procedures, secret remedies, and worthless diagnostic and therapeutic machines.
Synonym(s): quack.
[Fr., fr. It. ciarlare, to prattle]

charlatan (shar´lətən),

n a quack, a person who pretends to have skills or knowledge that he or she does not possess.

charlatan

a pretender to knowledge or skills not possessed; in veterinary medicine, a quack.
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