ar·​ma·​men·​tar·​i·​um | \ ˌär-mə-ˌmen-ˈter-ē-əm How to pronounce armamentarium (audio) , -mən- \
plural armamentaria\ ˌär-​mə-​ˌmen-​ˈter-​ē-​ə How to pronounce armamentarium (audio) \

Definition of armamentarium

: a collection of resources available or utilized for an undertaking or field of activity especially : the equipment, methods, and pharmaceuticals used in medicine

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Recent Examples on the Web Although pharmaceuticals make up the bulk of the growing armamentarium against autoimmune diseases, some of the most intriguing additions explore alternative ways to restore balance in the body. Marla Broadfoot, Scientific American, 1 Sep. 2021 Wegovy adds to the armamentarium of pharmacologic therapies targeting weight loss, which in the past decade has expanded to include Saxenda (liraglutide), Contrave (bupropion/naltrexone), and Qysmia (phentermine/topiramate). Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 5 June 2021 But as humans controlled fire, learned to cook, became cooperative, and developed hunting techniques and an accompanying armamentarium of cutting implements, the requirement for robust dentition diminished. Adrian Woolfson, WSJ, 31 May 2021 Since the start of the pandemic, our scientists have acted with unprecedented speed and coordinated action to deliver us an armamentarium of medical weaponry to confront this global threat. William A. Haseltine, Scientific American, 25 May 2021 While the patients and their oncologists will make the decision about following any recommendations, the process is designed to expand and individualize the cancer-fighting armamentarium beyond what is currently possible. Michele Cohen Marill, Wired, 26 Feb. 2021 Hyaluronic acid is one of the most effective, dependable, and accessible moisturizers available in the entire complexion armamentarium. Hannah Morrill, Marie Claire, 17 Nov. 2020 The goal is not just to find biological markers of risk, but to tailor care accordingly—sometimes by reaching beyond psychiatry's usual armamentarium—and improve the prognosis of Moe and others like him. Emily Underwood, Science | AAAS, 20 Aug. 2019 But as time has worn on, SSRIs seem more like just another middling tool in the psychiatric armamentarium. Moises Velasquez-manoff, WIRED, 8 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of armamentarium

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for armamentarium

borrowed from Latin armāmentārium "storehouse for military equipment, armory," from armāmenta "sailing gear of a ship, equipment, implements" + -ārium -ary entry 1 — more at armament

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ar·​ma·​men·​tar·​i·​um | \ ˌär-mə-ˌmen-ˈter-ē-əm, -mən- How to pronounce armamentarium (audio) \
plural armamentaria\ -​ē-​ə How to pronounce armamentarium (audio) \

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