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ethnopharmacology

[eth-noh-fahr-muh-kol-uh-jee] /ˌɛθ noʊˌfɑr məˈkɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the scientific study of substances used medicinally, especially folk remedies, by different ethnic or cultural groups.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; ethno- + pharmacology
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ethnopharmacological
[eth-noh-fahr-muh-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌɛθ noʊˌfɑr mə kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
ethnopharmacologic, adjective
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