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Date: 1900-2000
Language: Greek
Origin: holos 'whole'

holistic

adjective
     
ho‧lis‧tic
1 considering a person or thing as a whole, rather than as separate parts:
a holistic approach to design
2

holistic medicine/treatment/healing etc

MA medical treatment based on the belief that the whole person must be treated, not just the part of their body that has a disease [↪ alternative medicine]
holistically adverb

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