[ ahr-muh-muhn-tair-ee-uhm, -men- ]
/ ˌɑr mə mənˈtɛər i əm, -mɛn- /
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noun, plural ar·ma·men·tar·i·a [ahr-muh-muhn-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.



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Origin of armamentarium

First recorded in 1855–60; from Latin armāmentārium “arsenal, armory,” equivalent to armāment(a) “sailing gear for a ship, tackle, equipment” + -ārium noun suffix usually denoting location; see origin at armament,-arium
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British Dictionary definitions for 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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Medical definitions for 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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