noun, plural char·tae [kahr-tee] /ˈkɑr ti/. Pharmacology.

a strip of paper that is impregnated with a medicinal substance, for external application.
Also called chartula, powder paper. a paper folded so as to form a packet for a powdered medicament.

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  8. charter colony,
  9. charter member,
  10. charter of rights

Origin of charta

before 1000; Old English, for earlier sense of “letter, document” < Medieval Latin; < New Latin, Latin: sheet of paper, document < Greek chártēs papyrus leaf, sheet of paper, literally, something to make marks on; see character Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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