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magistral

[maj-uh-struh l] /ˈmædʒ ə strəl/
adjective
1.
Pharmacology. prescribed or prepared for a particular occasion, as a remedy.
Compare officinal (def 1).
2.
Fortification. principal; main.
3.
magisterial (def 1).
noun
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; < Latin magistrālis of a master, equivalent to magist(e)r master + -ālis -al1
Related forms
magistrality, noun
magistrally, magistratically
[maj-uh-strat-ik-lee] /ˌmædʒ əˈstræt ɪk li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for magistral

magistral

/məˈdʒɪstrəl/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a master
2.
(pharmacol, obsolete) made up according to a special prescription Compare officinal
3.
(fortifications) determining the location of other fortifications: the magistral line
noun
4.
a fortification in a determining position
Derived Forms
magistrality (ˌmædʒɪˈstrælɪtɪ) noun
magistratically (ˌmædʒɪˈstrætɪkəlɪ) adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin magistrālis concerning a master, from magister master
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Word Origin and History for magistral
adj.

1570s, from Latin magistralis "of a master," from magister "chief, director" (see master (n.)).

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magistral in Medicine

magistral mag·is·tral (māj'ĭ-strəl)
adj.
Prepared as specified by a physician's prescription. Used of medicine.

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