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pharmacognosy

 [fahr″mah-kog´no-se]
the branch of pharmacology dealing with natural drugs and their constituents.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

phar·ma·cog·no·sy

(far'mă-kog'nō-sē),
A branch of pharmacology concerned with the physical characteristics and botanic and animal sources of crude drugs.
[pharmaco- + G. gnōsis, knowledge]
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pharmacognosy

(fär′mə-kŏg′nə-sē)
n.
The branch of pharmacology that deals with drugs in their crude or natural state and with medicinal herbs or other plants.

phar′ma·cog′no·sist n.
phar′ma·cog·nos′tic (-kŏg-nŏs′tĭk) adj.
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pharmacognosy

(1) Herbal medicine, see there.
(2) The scientific approach to, and formal study of, the effects and uses of medicinal plants.
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pharmacognosy

1. Herbal medicine, see there.
2. The scientific approach to and formal study of the effects and uses of medicinal plants. See Herbal medicine, Pharmacognosist; Cf Traditional herbalism.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

phar·ma·cog·no·sy

(fahr'mă-kog'nŏ-sē)
A branch of pharmacology concerned with the physical characteristics and botanic and animal sources of crude drugs.
[pharmaco- + G. gnōsis, knowledge]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

phar·ma·cog·no·sy

(fahr'mă-kog'nŏ-sē)
Branch of pharmacology concerned with physical characteristics and sources of crude drugs.
[pharmaco- + G. gnōsis, knowledge]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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