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EtymologyEdit

From the Ancient Greek ἐμπειρῐκός (empeirikós), which has in the plural the sense οἱ ἐμπειρικοί (hoi empeirikoí, the Empiric school of physicians).

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NounEdit

empīricus m (genitive empīricī); second declension

  1. an empirical physician, an empiric (a physician whose knowledge of medicine is derived from experience, observation, and practice only, as opposed to scientific theory)
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DeclensionEdit

Second-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative empīricus empīricī
Genitive empīricī empīricōrum
Dative empīricō empīricīs
Accusative empīricum empīricōs
Ablative empīricō empīricīs
Vocative empīrice empīricī

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