Definition of therapeutics noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌθerəˈpjuːtɪks//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌθerəˈpjuːtɪks//
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the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of diseases Word Originlate 17th cent.: plural of earlier therapeutic (noun), from French thérapeutique, or via late Latin from Greek therapeutika, neuter plural (used as a noun) of therapeutikos, from therapeuein ‘minister to, treat medically’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: therapeutics