[ gey-len-i-kuhl, guh- ]
/ geɪˈlɛn ɪ kəl, gə- /
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.
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Words nearby galenical
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Example sentences from the Web for galenical
Stoll, amongst moderns, first revived the Galenical doctrines.
British Dictionary definitions for galenical
/ (ɡeɪˈlɛnɪkəl, ɡə-) pharmacol /
any drug prepared from plant or animal tissue, esp vegetables, rather than being chemically synthesized
denoting or belonging to this group of drugs
Word Origin for galenical
C17: after Galen
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Medical definitions for galenical
[ gā-lĕn′ĭ-kəl, gə- ]
A medicinal preparation composed mainly of herbal or vegetable matter.
A remedy prepared according to an official formula.
Of, relating to, or being a medicinal preparation made up chiefly of herbal or vegetable matter.
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