ethnopharmacology

ethnopharmacology

[eth-noh-fahr-muh-kol-uh-jee]
noun
the scientific study of substances used medicinally, especially folk remedies, by different ethnic or cultural groups.

Origin:
1975–80; ethno- + pharmacology

ethnopharmacological [eth-noh-fahr-muh-kuh-loj-i-kuhl] , ethnopharmacologic, adjective
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