noun, plural chartae [kahr-tee] . Pharmacology.
a strip of paper that is impregnated with a medicinal substance, for external application.
Also called chartula, powder paper. a paper folded so as to form a packet for a powdered medicament.

before 1000; Old English, for earlier sense of “letter, document” < Medieval Latin; < Neo-Latin, Latin: sheet of paper, document < Greek chártēs papyrus leaf, sheet of paper, literally, something to make marks on; see character Unabridged
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