Definition of armamentarium in English:


Syllabification: ar·ma·men·tar·i·um
Pronunciation: /ˌärməmənˈterēəm

noun (plural armamentaria /-ˈte(ə)rēə/)

1The medicines, equipment, and techniques available to a medical practitioner.
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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 entire armamentarium of electronic surveillance
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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, armory'.

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