Meaning of MITHRIDATISM in English


ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈdād.ˌizəm noun

( -s )

Etymology: Mithridates VI died 63 B.C. king of ancient Pontus (from Latin Mithridates, from Greek Mithridatēs, Mithradatēs ) + English -ism; from the fact that he reputedly produced this condition in himself

: tolerance to a poison acquired by taking gradually increased doses of it

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