- a book in which the composition, preparation, and uses of medicinal substances are described; a nonofficial pharmacopoeia.
- a dispensary.
Origin of dispensatory
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for dispensatory
Dispensatory: This species acts like P. uniflorum, which is said to be emetic.
Dispensatory: Described as a cathartic with roots tonic and aperient.
Pharmacopia officinalis & extemporanea: or, A compleat English dispensatory.
Doron medicum: or, A supplement to the new London dispensatory.
Dispensatory: Described as a gentle nervous stimulant useful in diseases in which the nerves are especially affected.
- a book listing the composition, preparation, and application of various drugs
- of or involving dispensation
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
- A book in which the contents, preparation, physiologic action, and therapeutic uses of medicines are described.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.