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Mithridatism

mithridatism
immunity against the action of a poison produced by small and gradually increasing doses of the same.
Origin: Mithridates, King of Pontus (132-63 B.C.), supposedly an unsuccessful suicide (by poison) because of repeated small doses taken to become invulnerable to assassination by poison


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