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  • officinally — adv. through a pharmacist; through the use of pharmaceutics …   English contemporary dictionary

  • officinally — of·fic·i·nal·ly …   English syllables

  • officinally — adverb see officinal I …   Useful english dictionary

  • officinal — officinally, adv. /euh fis euh nl/, adj. 1. kept in stock by apothecaries, as a drug. Cf. magistral (def. 1). 2. recognized by a pharmacopoeia. n. 3. an officinal medicine. [1710 20; < ML officinalis of a store or workshop, equiv. to L officin(a) …   Universalium

  • officinal — (adj.) kept in stock by a druggist, c.1720, from Fr. officinal, from M.L. officinalis, lit. of or belonging in an officina, a storeroom (of a monastery) for medicines and necessaries, in classical Latin workshop, laboratory, contraction of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • officinal — [ə fɪsɪn(ə)l, ɒfɪ si:n(ə)l] adjective (of a herb or drug) used in medicine. Derivatives officinally adverb Origin C17: from med. L. officinalis storeroom for medicines , from L. officina workshop …   English new terms dictionary

  • officinal — adj. 1 a (of a medicine) kept ready for immediate dispensing. b made from the pharmacopoeia recipe (cf. MAGISTRAL). c (of a name) adopted in the pharmacopoeia. 2 (of a herb or drug) used in medicine. Derivatives: officinally adv. Etymology: med.L …   Useful english dictionary

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