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dispensatory

[dih-spen-suh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /dɪˈspɛn səˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/
noun, plural dispensatories.
1.
a book in which the composition, preparation, and uses of medicinal substances are described; a nonofficial pharmacopoeia.
2.
a dispensary.
Origin
1560-1570
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/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a book listing the composition, preparation, and application of various drugs
adjective
2.
of or involving dispensation
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dispensatory in Medicine

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

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