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 (bə-tăn′ĭ-kəl) also bo·tan·ic (-tăn′ĭk)
1. Of or relating to plants or plant life.
2. Of or relating to the science of botany.
A drug, medicinal preparation, or similar substance obtained from a plant or plants.

[From Late Latin botanicus, from Greek botanikos, from botanē, fodder, plants.]

bo·tan′i·cal·ly adv.


(ˌbəˈtænɪkəl) or


(Botany) of or relating to botany or plants
(Pharmacology) any drug or pesticide that is made from parts of a plant
[C17: from Medieval Latin botanicus, from Greek botanikos relating to plants, from botanē plant, pasture, from boskein to feed; perhaps related to Latin bōs ox, cow]
boˈtanically adv


(bəˈtæn ɪ kəl)

adj. Also, bo•tan′ic.
1. of, pertaining to, or derived from plants.
2. of or pertaining to botany: botanical research.
3. of or belonging to a plant species.
4. a drug made from part of a plant, as from roots or bark.
[1650–60; < Medieval Latin botanicus < Greek botanikós of plants, derivative of botánē herb]
bo•tan′i•cal•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.botanical - a drug made from part of a plant (as the bark or root or leaves)
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
Adj.1.botanical - of or relating to plants or botany; "botanical garden"


[bəˈtænɪkəl] ADJ [gardens] → botánico


[bəˈtænɪkəl] adjbotanique


[bəˈtænɪk/əl] botanic [bəˈtænɪk] adjbotanico/a


adj botánico; n medicina de origen botánico, planta medicinal
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