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pharmacognosy

Pronunciation: far'ma-kog'no-se

Definition: A branch of pharmacology concerned with the physical characteristics and botanic and animal sources of crude drugs.

Synonym(s): pharmaceutical biology

[pharmaco- + G. gnosis, knowledge]

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