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[muh-dis-uh-nl] /məˈdɪs ə nl/

of, relating to, or having the properties of a ; curative; remedial:
medicinal properties; medicinal substances.
unpalatable; disagreeable:
a medicinal taste.
relating to or having therapeutic properties
a medicinal substance

late 14c., from Old French medicinal and directly from Latin medicinalis “pertaining to medicine,” from medicina (see medicine). Related: Medicinally.

medicinal me·dic·i·nal (mĭ-dĭs’ə-nəl)
Of, relating to, or having the properties of medicine.


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