Definition of ethnopharmacology in English:

ethnopharmacology

noun

  • The traditional knowledge and customs of a people concerning medicinal substances (especially of plant, but also of animal and mineral, origin); the use of such a substance in traditional medicine; the branch of pharmacology that deals with this.

Origin

1960s. From ethno- + pharmacology. Compare earlier ethnobotany.

Pronunciation

ethnopharmacology

/ˌɛθnəʊˌfɑːməˈkɒlədʒi/