Armamentarium



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.
a fruitful source of devices or materials available or used for an undertaking:
The new arts center is an armamentarium for creative activity.
Historical Examples

There is another reason why these California remedies should become a part of our armamentarium.
New, Old, and Forgotten Remedies: Papers by Many Writers Various

In dealing with the cases in the better-to-do and the rich, one has more weapons in the armamentarium.
The Nervous Housewife Abraham Myerson

Tourniquets, placed upon the carotid arteries, occupy a position of great honor in the armamentarium of such people.
Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep Henry M. Lyman

noun (pl) -iums, -ia (-ɪə)
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).

armamentarium ar·ma·men·tar·i·um (är’mə-měn-târ’ē-əm)
n. pl. ar·ma·men·tar·i·ums or ar·ma·men·tar·i·a (-ē-ə)
The complete equipment of a physician or medical institution, including drugs, books, supplies, and instruments.

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