galenical

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noun ga·len·i·cal \ gə-ˈle-ni-kəl , gā- \

Definition of galenical

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

Origin and Etymology of galenical

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


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galenical

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noun ga·len·i·cal \ gə-ˈlen-i-kəl \

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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