[ fawr-myuh-ler-ee ]
/ ˈfɔr myəˌlɛr i /
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noun, plural for·mu·lar·ies.


of or relating to a formula or formulas: the formulary aspect of a science.
of the nature of a formula: He dispenses easy, formulary solutions to our problems.



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Origin of formulary

1535–45; <Middle French formulaire;see formula, -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for formulary

/ (ˈfɔːmjʊlərɪ) /

noun plural -laries

a book or system of prescribed formulas, esp relating to religious procedure or doctrine
a formula
pharmacol a book containing a list of pharmaceutical products, with their formulas and means of preparation


of, relating to, or of the nature of a formula
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Medical definitions for formulary

[ fôrmyə-lĕr′ē ]


A book containing a list of pharmaceutical substances along with their formulas, uses, and methods of preparation.
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