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magistral

[ maj-uh-struhl ]
/ ˈmædʒ ə strəl /
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adjective
Pharmacology. prescribed or prepared for a particular occasion, as a remedy.Compare officinal (def. 1).
Fortification. principal; main.
noun
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Origin of magistral

1565–75; <Latin magistrālis of a master, equivalent to magist(e)rmaster + -ālis-al1

OTHER WORDS FROM magistral

mag·is·tral·i·ty, nounmag·is·tral·ly, mag·is·trat·i·cal·ly [maj-uh-strat-ik-lee], /ˌmædʒ əˈstræt ɪk li/, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for magistral

magistral
/ (məˈdʒɪstrəl) /

adjective
of, relating to, or characteristic of a master
pharmacol obsolete made up according to a special prescriptionCompare officinal
fortifications determining the location of other fortificationsthe magistral line
noun
a fortification in a determining position

Derived forms of magistral

magistrality (ˌmædʒɪˈstrælɪtɪ), nounmagistratically (ˌmædʒɪˈstrætɪkəlɪ), adverb

Word Origin for magistral

C16: from Latin magistrālis concerning a master, from magister master
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

Medical definitions for magistral

magistral
[ măjĭ-strəl ]

adj.
Prepared as specified by a physician's prescription. Used of medicine.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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