[ fahr-muh-kog-nuh-see ]
/ ˌfɑr məˈkɒg nə si /
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OTHER WORDS FROM pharmacognosyphar·ma·cog·no·sist, nounphar·ma·cog·nos·tic [fahr-muh-kog-nos-tik], /ˌfɑr mə kɒgˈnɒs tɪk/, adjective
Words nearby pharmacognosy
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Example sentences from the Web for pharmacognosy
I have searched the usual works of reference on pharmacognosy without being able to find any reference to a drug of this name.
British Dictionary definitions for pharmacognosy
/ (ˌfɑːməˈkɒɡnəsɪ) /
the branch of pharmacology concerned with crude drugs of plant and animal origin
Derived forms of pharmacognosypharmacognosist, 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-kŏg′nə-sē ]
The branch of pharmacology that deals with drugs in their crude or natural state.
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