Pharmacognosis

• (n.) That branch of pharmacology which treats of unprepared medicines or simples; -- called also pharmacography, and pharmacomathy.
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Pharmacognosis

Phar`ma·cog·no'sis noun [ Greek fa`rmakon a drug + gnw^sis a knowing.] That branch of pharmacology which treats of unprepared medicines or simples; -- called also pharmacography , and pharmacomathy .
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pharmacognosis

pharmacomathy, pharmacognosis 1. A branch of pharmacology that specializes in drugs obtained from plant and other natural sources, and their properties, preparation, and uses. 2. The study of the distribution of, methods for finding, and properties of medically useful agents in natural sources; especially, plants. 3. That branch of pharmacology w...
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