[dih-spen-suh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
noun, plural dispensatories.
a book in which the composition, preparation, and uses of medicinal substances are described; a nonofficial pharmacopoeia.
a dispensary.

1560–70; < Medieval Latin dispēnsātōrium, Late Latin dispēnsātōrius of management, equivalent to Latin dispēnsā(re) (see dispense) + -tōrium -tory2

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dispensatory (dɪˈspɛnsətərɪ, -trɪ)
n , pl -ries
1.  a book listing the composition, preparation, and application of various drugs
2.  of or involving dispensation

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dispensatory dis·pen·sa·to·ry (dĭ-spěn'sə-tôr'ē)
A book in which the contents, preparation, physiologic action, and therapeutic uses of medicines are described.

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