Origin of pharmacognosy

First recorded in 1835–45; pharmaco- + -gnos(is) + -y3
Related formsphar·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. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pharmacognosy



the branch of pharmacology concerned with crude drugs of plant and animal origin
Derived Formspharmacognosist, nounpharmacognostic (ˌfɑːməkɒɡˈnɒstɪk), adjective

Word Origin for pharmacognosy

C19: from pharmaco- + gnosy, from Greek gnosis knowledge
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pharmacognosy in Medicine




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