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Denoting a chemical or pharmaceutical preparation kept in stock, in contrast to magistral (prepared extemporaneously according to a physician's prescription); an officinal preparation is often, although not necessarily, official.
[L. officina, shop]
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officinal(ə-fĭs′ə-nəl, ô′fĭ-sī′nəl, ŏf′ĭ-)
1. Readily available in pharmacies; not requiring special preparation.
2. Recognized by a pharmacopoeia: an officinal herb.
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Denoting a chemical or pharmaceutical preparation kept in stock.
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