armamentarium

[ ahr-muh-muh n-tair-ee-uh m, -men- ]
/ ˌɑr mə mənˈtɛər i əm, -mɛn- /

noun, plural ar·ma·men·tar·i·a [ahr-muh-muh n-tair-ee-uh, -men-] /ˌɑr mə mənˈtɛər i ə, -mɛn-/.

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.

Nearby words

  1. armageddon,
  2. armagh,
  3. armagnac,
  4. armalite,
  5. armament,
  6. armaments,
  7. armand,
  8. armani,
  9. armarian,
  10. armarium

Origin of armamentarium

1855–60; < Latin armāmentārium armory, equivalent to armāment(a) (see armament) + -ārium -arium

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British Dictionary definitions for armamentaria

armamentarium

/ (ˌɑːməmɛnˈtɛərɪəm) /

noun plural -iums or -ia (-ɪə)

the items that comprise the material and equipment used by a physician in his professional practice
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Word Origin and History for armamentaria

armamentarium

n.

1874, Latin, literally "little arsenal," from armamentum (see armament). Englished as armamentary (1731).

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Medicine definitions for armamentaria

armamentarium

[ är′mə-mĕn-târē-əm ]

n. pl. ar•ma•men•tar•i•ums

The complete equipment of a physician or medical institution, including drugs, books, supplies, and instruments.

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