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1. A traditional medical physician, as distinguished from eclectic or homeopathic practitioners.
2. One who is a practitioner of allopathy.
Synonym(s): allopathist
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(ăl′ə-păth′) also


One who practices or advocates allopathy.
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A practitioner of traditional/mainstream or "Western" medicine; the term allopath is largely of historic interest, and was used in the 19th century to differentiate the practitioner from a homeopath.
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