Dispensatories
Dispensatory Dis*pen"sa*to*ry, n.; pl. {Dispensatories}. A book or medicinal formulary containing a systematic description of drugs, and of preparations made from them. It is usually, but not always, distinguished from a pharmacop[oe]ia in that it issued by private parties, and not by an official body or by government. [1913 Webster]

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  • dispensatories — n. book of medications; clinic …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Dispensatory — Dis*pen sa*to*ry, n.; pl. {Dispensatories}. A book or medicinal formulary containing a systematic description of drugs, and of preparations made from them. It is usually, but not always, distinguished from a pharmacop[oe]ia in that it issued by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dispensatory — /di spen seuh tawr ee, tohr ee/, n., pl. dispensatories. 1. a book in which the composition, preparation, and uses of medicinal substances are described; a nonofficial pharmacopoeia. 2. a dispensary. [1560 70; < ML dispensatorium, LL… …   Universalium

  • dispensatory — /dɪsˈpɛnsətəri/ (say dis pensuhtuhree), / sətri/ (say suhtree) noun (plural dispensatories) a book in which the composition, preparation, and uses of medicinal substances are described; a non official pharmacopoeia …   Australian English dictionary

  • dispensatory — [di spen′sə tôr΄ē] n. pl. dispensatories [ML dispensatorium < LL dispensatorius, of management or control < L dispensare: see DISPENSE] 1. a handbook on the preparation and use of medicines; pharmacopeia 2. Obs. a dispensary …   English World dictionary

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