[ fahr-muh-kog-nuh-see ]
/ ˌfɑr məˈkɒg nə si /


Origin of pharmacognosy

First recorded in 1835–45; pharmaco- + -gnos(is) + -y3

OTHER WORDS FROM pharmacognosy

phar·ma·cog·no·sist, nounphar·ma·cog·nos·tic [fahr-muh-kog-nos-tik] /ˌfɑr mə kɒgˈnɒs tɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for pharmacognosy

/ (ˌfɑːməˈkɒɡnəsɪ) /


the branch of pharmacology concerned with crude drugs of plant and animal origin

Derived forms of pharmacognosy

pharmacognosist, nounpharmacognostic (ˌfɑːməkɒɡˈnɒstɪk), adjective

Word Origin for pharmacognosy

C19: from pharmaco- + gnosy, from Greek gnosis knowledge
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Medical definitions for pharmacognosy

[ fär′mə-kŏgnə-sē ]


The branch of pharmacology that deals with drugs in their crude or natural state.
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