[ muh-teer-ee-uh -med-i-kuh ]
/ məˈtɪər i ə ˈmɛd ɪ kə /
(used with a plural verb) the remedial substances employed in medicine.
(used with a singular verb)Also called pharmacognosy . the science dealing with the sources, physical characteristics, uses, and doses of drugs.
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Origin of materia medica
1690–1700; <Medieval Latin: medical material
Words nearby materia medica
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Example sentences from the Web for materia medica
A copy of materia-medica and a Latin dictionary were the only guides to the beginner of a medical career in those days.Watch Yourself Go By|Al. G. Field
British Dictionary definitions for materia medica
/ (məˈtɪərɪə ˈmɛdɪkə) /
the branch of medical science concerned with the study of drugs used in the treatment of disease: includes pharmacology, clinical pharmacology, and the history and physical and chemical properties of drugs
the drugs used in the treatment of disease
Word Origin for materia medica
C17: from Medieval Latin: medical matter
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Medical definitions for materia medica
[ mĕd′ĭ-kə ]
The branch of medical science that deals with the origin, preparation, dosage, and administration of drugs.
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