Meaning of ethnopharmacology

eth•no•phar•ma•col•o•gy

Pronunciation: (eth"nō-fär"mu-kol'u-jē), [key]
— n.
  1. the scientific study of substances used medicinally, esp. folk remedies, by different ethnic or cultural groups.
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