pharmacognosy

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noun phar·ma·cog·no·sy \ˌfär-mə-ˈkäg-nə-sē\

Definition of pharmacognosy

  1. :  a branch of pharmacology dealing with medicinal substances of biological origin and especially medicinal substances obtained from plants

pharmacognostic

play \ˌfär-mə-ˌkäg-ˈnä-stik\ or

pharmacognostical

play \ˌfär-mə-ˌkäg-ˈnä-sti-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of pharmacognosy

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek pharmakon + -gnōsia knowledge, from gnōsis — more at gnosis


Medical Dictionary

pharmacognosy

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noun phar·ma·cog·no·sy \ˌfär-mə-ˈkäg-nə-sē\

Medical Definition of pharmacognosy

plural

pharmacognosies

  1. :  a branch of pharmacology dealing especially with the composition, use, and development of medicinal substances of biological origin and especially medicinal substances obtained from plants

pharmacognostic

\-ˌkäg-ˈnäs-tik\play or

pharmacognostical

\-ti-kəl\play adjective

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