magistral

[ maj-uh-struh l ]
/ ˈmædʒ ə strəl /

adjective

Pharmacology. prescribed or prepared for a particular occasion, as a remedy.Compare officinal(def 1).
Fortification. principal; main.

noun


Nearby words

  1. maginot line,
  2. magisterial,
  3. magisterium,
  4. magistery,
  5. magistracy,
  6. magistral line,
  7. magistrate,
  8. magistrate's court,
  9. magistrates' court,
  10. maglemosean

Origin of magistral

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

Related formsmag·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 Formsmagistrality (ˌmædʒɪˈstrælɪtɪ), nounmagistratically (ˌmædʒɪˈstrætɪkəlɪ), adverb

Word Origin for magistral

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

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Word Origin and History for magistral

magistral

adj.

1570s, from Latin magistralis "of a master," from magister "chief, director" (see master (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for magistral

magistral

[ măjĭ-strəl ]

adj.

Prepared as specified by a physician's prescription. Used of medicine.

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