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formulary

[fawr-myuh-ler-ee] /ˈfɔr myəˌlɛr i/
noun, plural formularies.
1.
a collection or system of formulas.
2.
a set form of words; formula.
3.
Pharmacology. a book listing pharmaceutical substances and formulas for making medicinal preparations.
4.
a list of prescription drugs covered by a health insurance plan:
You can search the online drug formulary to see if your prescriptions are covered by the plan.
5.
Ecclesiastical. a book containing prescribed forms used in the service of a church.
adjective
6.
of or relating to a formula or formulas:
the formulary aspect of a science.
7.
of the nature of a formula:
He dispenses easy, formulary solutions to our problems.
Origin
1535-1545
1535-45; < Middle French formulaire; see formula, -ary
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  • The core of each prescription drug plan is a list of preferred drugs, known as a formulary.
  • Their bill says the secretary cannot set prices or establish a uniform list of covered drugs, known as a formulary.
British Dictionary definitions for formulary

formulary

/ˈfɔːmjʊlərɪ/
noun (pl) -laries
1.
a book or system of prescribed formulas, esp relating to religious procedure or doctrine
2.
a formula
3.
(pharmacol) a book containing a list of pharmaceutical products, with their formulas and means of preparation
adjective
4.
of, relating to, or of the nature of a formula
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Word Origin and History for formulary
n.

1540s, from French formulaire "collection of formulae," from Latin formularius from formula (see formula).

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formulary in Medicine

formulary for·mu·lar·y (fôr'myə-lěr'ē)
n.
A book containing a list of pharmaceutical substances along with their formulas, uses, and methods of preparation.

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