armamentaria








[ad_1] noun, plural ar·ma·men·tar·i·a [ahr-muh-muh n-tair-ee-uh, -men-] /ˌɑr mə mənˈtɛər i ə, -mɛn-/.
  1. the aggregate of equipment, methods, and techniques available to one for carrying out one’s duties: The stethoscope is still an essential part of the physician’s armamentarium.
  2. a fruitful source of devices or materials available or used for an undertaking: The new arts center is an armamentarium for creative activity.

noun plural -iums or -ia (-ɪə)

  1. the items that comprise the material and equipment used by a physician in his professional practice
n.

1874, Latin, literally “little arsenal,” from armamentum (see armament). Englished as armamentary (1731).

n. pl. ar•ma•men•tar•i•ums

  1. The complete equipment of a physician or medical institution, including drugs, books, supplies, and instruments.
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