ma•te•ri•a med•i•ca

Pronunciation: (mu-tēr'ē-u med'i-ku), [key]
1. the remedial substances employed in medicine.
2. Also called pharmacognosy. the science dealing with the sources, physical characteristics, uses, and doses of drugs.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

materials sciencematériel
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