medicament

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noun me·di·ca·ment \mi-ˈdi-kə-mənt, ˈme-di-kə-\

Definition of medicament

  1. :  a substance used in therapy

medicamentous

play \mi-ˌdi-kə-ˈmen-təs, ˌme-di-kə-\ adjective

Examples of medicament in a Sentence

  1. in the 19th century a physician's bag of medicaments most likely included powerful opiates

Origin and Etymology of medicament

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin medicamentum, from medicare


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

medicament

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noun me·di·ca·ment \mi-ˈdik-ə-mənt, ˈmed-i-kə-\

Medical Definition of medicament

  1. :  a substance used in therapy



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