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galenical

[ gey-len-i-kuhl, guh- ]
/ geɪˈlɛn ɪ kəl, gə- /
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noun

an herb or other vegetable drug, distinguished from a mineral or chemical drug.
a crude drug, tincture, or decoction, distinguished from a preparation that has been refined.

adjective

(initial capital letter) Galenic (def. 1).

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Origin of galenical

First recorded in 1645–55; Galenic + -al1
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British Dictionary definitions for galenical

galenical
/ (ɡeɪˈlɛnɪkəl, ɡə-) pharmacol /

noun

any drug prepared from plant or animal tissue, esp vegetables, rather than being chemically synthesized

adjective

denoting or belonging to this group of drugs

Word Origin for galenical

C17: after Galen
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Medical definitions for galenical

galenical
[ gā-lĕnĭ-kəl, gə- ]

n.

A medicinal preparation composed mainly of herbal or vegetable matter.
A remedy prepared according to an official formula.

adj.

Of, relating to, or being a medicinal preparation made up chiefly of herbal or vegetable matter.
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