posology

[puh-sol-uh-jee, poh-]

Origin of posology

1805–15; < Greek póso(s) how much + -logy
Related formspos·o·log·ic [pos-uh-loj-ik] /ˌpɒs əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, pos·o·log·i·cal, adjectivepo·sol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for posology

posology

noun
  1. the branch of medicine concerned with the determination of appropriate doses of drugs or agents
Derived Formsposological (ˌpɒsəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective

Word Origin for posology

C19: from French posologie, from Greek posos how much
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posology in Medicine

posology

[pə-sŏlə-jē, pō-]
n.
  1. The medical or pharmacological study of the dosages of medicines and drugs.
Related formspo′so•logic (pō′sə-lŏjĭk) adj.
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