ethnopharmacology

[ eth-noh-fahr-muh-kol-uh-jee ]
/ ˌɛθ noʊˌfɑr məˈkɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the scientific study of substances used medicinally, especially folk remedies, by different ethnic or cultural groups.

Nearby words

  1. ethnomedicine,
  2. ethnomethodology,
  3. ethnomusicology,
  4. ethnonym,
  5. ethnonymics,
  6. ethnos,
  7. ethnoscience,
  8. ethnotherapy,
  9. ethogram,
  10. ethol.

Origin of ethnopharmacology

First recorded in 1975–80; ethno- + pharmacology

Related formseth·no·phar·ma·co·log·i·cal [eth-noh-fahr-muh-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɛθ noʊˌfɑr mə kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, eth·no·phar·ma·co·log·ic, adjective

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