galenical

galenical

[gey-len-i-kuhl, guh-]
noun
1.
an herb or other vegetable drug, distinguished from a mineral or chemical drug.
2.
a crude drug, tincture, or decoction, distinguished from a preparation that has been refined.
adjective
4.
(initial capital letter) Galenic ( def 1 ).
5.
Galenic ( def 2 ).

Origin:
1645–55; Galenic + -al1

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galenical (ɡeɪˈlɛnɪkəl, ɡə-)
 
n
1.  any drug prepared from plant or animal tissue, esp vegetables, rather than being chemically synthesized
 
adj
2.  denoting or belonging to this group of drugs
 
[C17: after Galen]

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galenical ga·len·i·cal (gā-lěn'ĭ-kəl, gə-)
n.

  1. A medicinal preparation composed mainly of herbal or vegetable matter.

  2. A remedy prepared according to an official formula.

adj.
Of, relating to, or being a medicinal preparation made up chiefly of herbal or vegetable matter.
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