pharmacognosy[fär′mə käg′nə sē]
pharmacognosy definition by Webster's New World
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the science that deals with medicinal products of plant, animal, or mineral origin in their crude or unprepared state
Origin: ; from Classical Greek pharmakon, drug plush -gnōsia ; from gnōsis, knowledge: see gnosis
pharmacognosy definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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The branch of pharmacology that deals with drugs in their crude or natural state and with medicinal herbs or other plants.
Origin: pharmaco- + Greek gnōsis, knowledge; see gnosis.
- pharˌma·cogˈno·sist noun
- pharˌma·cog·nosˈtic adjective
pharmacognosy - Medical Definition
The branch of pharmacology that deals with drugs in their crude or natural state.