Definition of armamentarium in English:


Line breaks: arma|ment|ar¦ium
Pronunciation: /ˌɑːməmɛnˈtɛːrɪəm

noun (plural armamentaria /-rɪə/)

  • 1The medicines, equipment, and techniques available to a medical practitioner: the leeches of the medieval armamentarium are making a comeback in modern medicine
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    • There is no question that Blundell introduced blood transfusion into the medical armamentarium of the 19th century.
    • Stenting the airways has now been an integral part of the medical armamentarium for more than a decade.
    • Because no single agent meets all of these criteria, the physician must choose from the available armamentarium based on the anesthetic properties that are most desired.
  • 1.1A collection of resources available for a certain purpose: the technological armamentarium
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    • Companies must take the difficult step of eschewing the anodyne of traditional research - tracking studies and attitude and usage assessment - the entire armamentarium of probes.
    • Yet critical care units are but one part of the medical armamentarium, and they can also be studied in the context of the overall course of a patient's disease.
    • The aspiring leader will be at a distinct disadvantage if a working knowledge of these areas is missing from his/her armamentarium.


late 19th century: from Latin, 'arsenal, armoury'.

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