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empīrĭce , ēs (-ca , ae, Marc. de Med. 6), f., = ἐμπειρική,
I.empiricism in medicine, i. e. a system founded wholly on practice, Plin. 29, 1, 4, § 5.—Hence, empīrĭcus , i, m., an empiric, a physician whose knowledge of medicine is derived from experience only, Cic. Ac. 2, 39, 122 (in Cels. praef. and 5 init., written as Greek); their writings were called empīrĭca , ōrum, n., Plin. 20, 12, 48, § 120.
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