[ puh-sol-uh-jee, poh- ]
/ pəˈsɒl ə dʒi, poʊ- /
the branch of pharmacology dealing with the determination of dosage.
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Origin of posology
1805–15; <Greek póso(s) how much + -logy
OTHER WORDS FROM posologypos·o·log·ic [pos-uh-loj-ik], /ˌpɒs əˈlɒdʒ ɪk/, pos·o·log·i·cal, adjectivepo·sol·o·gist, noun
Words nearby posology
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British Dictionary definitions for posology
/ (pəˈsɒlədʒɪ) /
the branch of medicine concerned with the determination of appropriate doses of drugs or agents
Derived forms of posologyposological (ˌpɒsəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjective
Word Origin for posology
C19: from French posologie, from Greek posos how much
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Medical definitions for posology
[ pə-sŏl′ə-jē, pō- ]
The medical or pharmacological study of the dosages of medicines and drugs.
Other words from posologypo′so•log′ic (pō′sə-lŏj′ĭk) adj.
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