dispensatory

[ dih-spen-suh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ dɪˈspɛn səˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
|

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.

Nearby words

  1. dispensable,
  2. dispensary,
  3. dispensation,
  4. dispensationalism,
  5. dispensator,
  6. dispense,
  7. dispense with,
  8. dispenser,
  9. dispensible,
  10. dispensing optician

Origin of dispensatory

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

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for dispensatory


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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine 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.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.