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Eclectic physician

Eclectic \Ec*lec"tic\, a. [Gr. ?, fr. ? to pick out, choose out: cf. F. ['e]clectique. See Eclogue, and cf. Elect.]

  1. Selecting; choosing (what is true or excellent in doctrines, opinions, etc.) from various sources or systems; as, an eclectic philosopher.

  2. Consisting, or made up, of what is chosen or selected; as, an eclectic method; an eclectic magazine.

    Eclectic physician, one of a class of practitioners of medicine, who select their modes of practice and medicines from all schools; formerly, sometimes the same as botanic physician. [U.S.]

    Eclectic school. (Paint.) See Bolognese school, under Bolognese.