An example of a panacea is tonic sold in 1910 to cure the common cold.
Origin of panaceaClassical Latin from Classical Greek panakeia from panak?s, healing all from pan, all (see pan-) + akos, healing, medicine from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form y?k-, to cure from source probably Welsh iach, healthy, Old Irish h?cc, cure
Origin of panaceaLatin panacēa from Greek panakeia from panakēs all-healing pan- pan- akos cure
(plural panaceas or panaceÃ¦)
From Latin panacÄ“a, from Ancient Greek Ï€Î±Î½Î¬ÎºÎµÎ¹Î± (panakeia), from Ï€Î±Î½Î±ÎºÎ®Ï‚ (panakÄ“s, “all-healing"), from Ï€á¾¶Î½ (pan, “all") (equivalent to English pan-) + á¼„ÎºÎ¿Ï‚ (akos, “cure").
From Ancient Greek Î Î±Î½Î±ÎºÎµÎ¹Î± (Panakeia, literally “Curing, Cure All").
panacea - Computer Definition
Some antidote or remedy that completely solves a problem. Most so-called panaceas in this industry, if they survive at all, wind up sitting alongside and working with the products they were supposed to replace. In addition, nothing solves a problem without introducing its own new set of problems. See Systemantics.