Nonofficinal

officinal

[uh-fis-uh-nl]
adjective
1.
kept in stock by apothecaries, as a drug. Compare magistral ( def 1 ).
2.
recognized by a pharmacopoeia.
noun
3.
an officinal medicine.

Origin:
1710–20; < Medieval Latin officīnālis of a store or workshop, equivalent to Latin officīn(a) workshop, presumably contraction of opificīna (opific-, stem of opifex artisan, equivalent to opi-, combining form akin to opus work + -fic-, combining form of facere to make, do1 + -īna -ine1; cf. office) + -ālis -al1

officinally, adverb
nonofficinal, adjective
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officinal (ɒˈfɪsɪnəl, ˌɒfɪˈsaɪnəl)
 
adj
1.  (of pharmaceutical products) available without prescription
2.  (of a plant) having pharmacological properties
 
n
3.  an officinal preparation or plant
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin officīnālis, from Latin officīna workshop; see office]
 
of'ficinally
 
adv

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officinal
"kept in stock by a druggist," c.1720, from Fr. officinal, from M.L. officinalis, lit. "of or belonging in an officina," a storeroom (of a monastery) for medicines and necessaries, from L. officina "workshop," contraction of *opificina, from opifex (gen. opificis) "worker, maker, doer" (from opus "work")
+ -fex, -ficis "one who does," from facere "do, perform" (see factitious).
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officinal of·fic·i·nal (ə-fĭs'ə-nəl, ŏf'ĭ-sī'nəl)
adj.

  1. Readily available in pharmacies; not requiring special preparation.

  2. Recognized by a pharmacopoeia.

n.
An official drug.
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