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Definition of "medicinal" []

  • Of, relating to, or having the properties of medicine. (adjective)
  • Having an unappealing, bitter flavor. (adjective)
  • A preparation or product having the properties of a medicine. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "medicinal" in a sentence
  • "The term medicinal plants, when interpreted broadly, includes all plants whose usefulness is derived from specific phytochemicals produced as secondary derivatives of major metabolic pathways (Thomas and Mbenkum, 1987)."
  • "We are trying to see how Tope can become a little gold mine to contribute convertible currency to the national economy, perhaps from something like what we call medicinal tourism or medical tourism, which is growing in our country due to Cuba's prestige in the field of medicine."
  • "I also visited the stand [preceding word in English] where they are serving what they call medicinal tea."