Galenical meaning

gā-lĕnĭ-kəl, gə-
A medicinal preparation concocted mostly out of herbs or vegetable matter, after Galen, the Greek physician and writer of the second century.
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A medicinal preparation composed mainly of herbal or vegetable matter.
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A medicine prepared from plants, according to a fixed recipe, as opposed to drugs of known chemical composition.
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A medicinal preparation composed mainly of herbal or vegetable matter.
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Origin of galenical

  • After Galen

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition