Magistral meaning

măjĭ-strəl
Of or relating to a magistrate; magisterial.
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Prepared as specified by a physician's prescription. Used of medicine.
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Principal; main.

The magistral line of fortifications.

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(rare) Magisterial; authoritative.
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(archaic) From a specific prepared prescription.
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Prepared as specified by a physician's prescription. Used of medicine.
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Pertaining to or befitting a master; authoritative. [from 16th c.]
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(pharmacology) Formulated extemporaneously, or for a special case; opposed to officinal, and said of prescriptions and medicines. [from 16th c.]
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A sovereign medicine or remedy.
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A magistral line.
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Powdered copper pyrites used in the amalgamation of ores of silver, as at the Spanish mines of Mexico and South America.
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Origin of magistral

  • Late Latin magistrālis belonging to a master from Latin magister magistr- former chief officer of a college meg- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Middle French magistral, and its source, Latin magistrālis, from magister (“master").

    From Wiktionary