Skip to Content


Pronunciation: sig'na-chur, -tur

Definition: The part of a prescription containing the directions to the patient.

[Mediev. L. signatura, fr. L. signum, a sign, mark]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.