[ahr-muh-muh n-tair-ee-uh m, -men-]
- the aggregate of equipment, methods, and techniques available to one for carrying out one's duties: The stethoscope is still an essential part of the physician's armamentarium.
- a fruitful source of devices or materials available or used for an undertaking: The new arts center is an armamentarium for creative activity.
Origin of armamentarium
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- the items that comprise the material and equipment used by a physician in his professional practice
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1874, Latin, literally "little arsenal," from armamentum (see armament). Englished as armamentary (1731).
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- The complete equipment of a physician or medical institution, including drugs, books, supplies, and instruments.
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