galenical

noun
ga·​len·​i·​cal | \ gə-ˈle-ni-kəl How to pronounce galenical (audio) , gā- \

Definition of galenical

: a medicine prepared by extracting one or more active constituents of a plant

First Known Use of galenical

1737, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for galenical

noun derivative of galenical "characteristic of such medicines," from Galenic "of galen," who prescribed plant-based remedies (from Galen + -ic entry 1) + -al entry 1

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“Galenical.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galenical. Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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galenical

noun
ga·​len·​i·​cal | \ gə-ˈlen-i-kəl How to pronounce galenical (audio) \

Medical Definition of galenical

: a standard medicinal preparation (as an extract or tincture) containing usually one or more active constituents of a plant and made by a process that leaves the inert and other undesirable constituents of the plant undissolved

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