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n. pl. ar·ma·men·tar·i·ums or ar·ma·men·tar·i·a (-ē-ə)
1. The complete equipment of a physician or medical institution, including books, supplies, and instruments.
2. The complete range of materials available or used for a task.

[Latin armāmentārium, arsenal, from armāmenta, tools; see armament.]


n, pl -iums or -ia (-ɪə)
(Medicine) the items that comprise the material and equipment used by a physician in his professional practice


(ˌɑr mə mənˈtɛər i əm, -mɛn-)

n., pl. -tar•i•a (-ˈtɛər i ə)
1. the aggregate of equipment, methods, and techniques used to carry out one's duties: The stethoscope is part of the physician's armamentarium.
2. the array of devices or materials used or available for an undertaking.
[1855–60; < Latin armāmentārium armory]


- The equipment of a medical institution or physician.
See also related terms for physician.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.armamentarium - the collection of equipment and methods used in the practice of medicinearmamentarium - the collection of equipment and methods used in the practice of medicine
aggregation, collection, accumulation, assemblage - several things grouped together or considered as a whole


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