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pharmacognosy

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noun phar·ma·cog·no·sy \ˌfär-mə-ˈkäg-nə-sē\

Definition of pharmacognosy

  1. :  a branch of pharmacology dealing with medicinal substances of biological origin and especially medicinal substances obtained from plants

phar·ma·cog·nos·tic play \-ˌkäg-ˈnäs-tik\ or phar·ma·cog·nos·ti·cal play \-ti-kəl\ adjective


Origin of pharmacognosy

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek pharmakon + -gnōsia knowledge, from gnōsis — more at gnosis


First Known Use: circa 1885


Medical Dictionary

pharmacognosy

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noun phar·ma·cog·no·sy \ˌfär-mə-ˈkäg-nə-sē\

Medical Definition of pharmacognosy

plural phar·ma·cog·no·sies

  1. :  a branch of pharmacology dealing especially with the composition, use, and development of medicinal substances of biological origin and especially medicinal substances obtained from plants

  2. phar·ma·cog·nos·tic \-ˌkäg-ˈnäs-tik\play or phar·ma·cog·nos·ti·cal \-ti-kəl\play adjective




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