noun rare the part of medicine concerned with dosage.
posological adjective
C19: from Fr. posologie, from Gk posos 'how much' + -logia (see -logy).

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  • Posology — Po*sol o*gy, n. [Gr. ? how much + logy: cf. F. posologie.] (Med.) The science or doctrine of doses; dosology. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • posology — [pō säl′ə jē] n. [Fr posologie < Gr posos, how much (< IE * kwoti < interrogative base * kwo > WHO, WHAT) + Fr logie, LOGY] Med. the scientific study of drug dosages …   English World dictionary

  • posology — posologic /pos euh loj ik/, posological, adj. posologist, n. /peuh sol euh jee, poh /, n. the branch of pharmacology dealing with the determination of dosage. [1805 15; < Gk póso(s) how much + LOGY] * * * …   Universalium

  • posology — noun The study of the dosages of drugs, especially the determination of appropriate dosages …   Wiktionary

  • posology — The branch of pharmacology and therapeutics concerned with a determination of the doses of remedies; the science of dosage. [G. posos, how much, + logos, study] * * * po·sol·o·gy pō säl ə jē, zäl n, pl gies a branch of medic …   Medical dictionary

  • posology — science of quantity or dosage Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • posology — pÉ™ sÉ‘lÉ™dʒɪ / sÉ’l n. science of determining dosage (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • posology — po·sol·o·gy …   English syllables

  • posology — n. the science of the dosage of medicines …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • posology — po•sol•o•gy [[t]pəˈsɒl ə dʒi, poʊ [/t]] n. pha the branch of pharmacology dealing with the determination of dosage • Etymology: 1805–15; < Gk póso(s) how much + logy pos•o•log•ic ˌpɒs əˈlɒdʒ ɪk pos o•log′i•cal, adj …   From formal English to slang

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