OFFICINAL
, ALE. adj.
T. de Pharmacie. Il n'est guère usité que dans ces expressions : Plantes officinales, Celles qui entrent dans des préparations utiles ou agréables, et qu'on trouve dans les boutiques d'herboristes, etc. Compositions officinales, Préparations pharmaceutiques qui se trouvent toutes composées chez les apothicaires ; à la différence des Compositions magistrales, qui sont composées immédiatement, et conformément à l'ordonnance du médecin.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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  • officinal — officinally, adv. /euh fis euh nl/, adj. 1. kept in stock by apothecaries, as a drug. Cf. magistral (def. 1). 2. recognized by a pharmacopoeia. n. 3. an officinal medicine. [1710 20; < ML officinalis of a store or workshop, equiv. to L officin(a) …   Universalium

  • officinal — /ɒfəˈsaɪnəl/ (say ofuh suynuhl), /ɒˈfɪsənəl/ (say o fisuhnuhl) adjective 1. kept in stock by pharmacists, as a drug. Compare magistral (def. 1). 2. recognised by the pharmacopoeia. –noun 3. an officinal medicine. {Medieval Latin officīnālis, from …   Australian English dictionary

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