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pharmacognosy

[fahr-muh-kog-nuh-see] /ˌfɑr məˈkɒg nə si/
noun
1.
materia medica (def 2).
Origin of pharmacognosy
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45; pharmaco- + -gnos(is) + -y3
Related forms
pharmacognosist, noun
pharmacognostic
[fahr-muh-kog-nos-tik] /ˌfɑr mə kɒgˈnɒs tɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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pharmacognosy

/ˌfɑːməˈkɒɡnəsɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of pharmacology concerned with crude drugs of plant and animal origin
Derived Forms
pharmacognosist, noun
pharmacognostic (ˌfɑːməkɒɡˈnɒstɪk) adjective
Word Origin
C19: from pharmaco- + gnosy, from Greek gnosis knowledge
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pharmacognosy in Medicine

pharmacognosy phar·ma·cog·no·sy (fär'mə-kŏg'nə-sē)
n.
The branch of pharmacology that deals with drugs in their crude or natural state.

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