Officinal meaning

ə-fĭs'ə-nəl, ô'fĭ-sī'nəl, ŏf'ĭ-
Readily available in pharmacies; not requiring special preparation.
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Recognized by a pharmacopoeia.

An officinal herb.

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Commonly kept in stock in a pharmacy.
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An officinal drug or preparation.
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Readily available in pharmacies; not requiring special preparation.
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Recognized by a pharmacopoeia.

An officinal herb.

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Origin of officinal

  • French from Medieval Latin officīnālis of a storeroom or workshop from Latin officīna workshop alteration of opificīna from opifex opific- workman opus work op- in Indo-European roots facere to do dhē- in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • French, from Latin officina a workshop, contracted from opificina, from opifex a workman; opus work + facere to make or do.
    From Wiktionary