dispensatory

noun
dis·​pen·​sa·​to·​ry | \ di-ˈspen(t)-sə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce dispensatory (audio) \
plural dispensatories

Definition of dispensatory

: a medicinal formulary

First Known Use of dispensatory

1566, in the meaning defined above

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dispensatory

noun
dis·​pen·​sa·​to·​ry | \ dis-ˈpen(t)-sə-ˌtōr-ē, -ˌtȯr- How to pronounce dispensatory (audio) \
plural dispensatories

Medical Definition of dispensatory

1 : a book or medicinal formulary containing a systematic description of the drugs and preparations used in medicine — compare pharmacopoeia sense 1

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