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dispensatory

[ dih-spen-suh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ dɪˈspɛn səˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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noun, plural dis·pen·sa·to·ries.

a book in which the composition, preparation, and uses of medicinal substances are described; a nonofficial pharmacopoeia.
a dispensary.

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Origin of dispensatory

1560–70; <Medieval Latin dispēnsātōrium,Late Latin dispēnsātōrius of management, equivalent to Latin dispēnsā(re) (see dispense) + -tōrium-tory2
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British Dictionary definitions for dispensatory

dispensatory
/ (dɪˈspɛnsətərɪ, -trɪ) /

noun plural -ries

a book listing the composition, preparation, and application of various drugs

adjective

of or involving dispensation
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Medical definitions for dispensatory

dispensatory
[ dĭ-spĕnsə-tôr′ē ]

n.

A book in which the contents, preparation, physiologic action, and therapeutic uses of medicines are described.
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