pharmacognosy

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

Definition of pharmacognosy 

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

Other Words from pharmacognosy

pharmacognostic \ ˌfär-​mə-​ˌkäg-​ˈnä-​stik \ or pharmacognostical \ ˌfär-​mə-​ˌkäg-​ˈnä-​sti-​kəl \ adjective

First Known Use of pharmacognosy

circa 1885, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pharmacognosy

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

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The first known use of pharmacognosy was circa 1885

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pharmacognosy

noun
phar·​ma·​cog·​no·​sy | \ˌfär-mə-ˈkäg-nə-sē \
plural pharmacognosies

Medical Definition of pharmacognosy 

: 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

Other Words from pharmacognosy

pharmacognostic \ -​ˌkäg-​ˈnäs-​tik \ or pharmacognostical \ -​ti-​kəl \ adjective

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