Medicinal vs Cerate - What's the difference?

medicinal | cerate |


As nouns the difference between medicinal and cerate

is that medicinal is any plant that can be used for medicinal purposes while cerate is (medicine|archaic) an unctuous preparation for external application — mainly wax (or resin or spermaceti) mixed with oil, lard, and various medicinal ingredients — of a consistency between ointment and plaster, so that it can be spread upon cloth without the use of heat, but does not melt when applied to the skin.

As an adjective medicinal

is having the properties of medicine, or pertaining to medicine; medical.

medicinal

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Having the properties of medicine, or pertaining to medicine; medical.
  • Tending or used to cure disease or relieve pain.
  • Tasting like medicine; particularly of sweetish artificial flavours similar to cherry, almond or licorice.
  • See also

    * salutary

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any plant that can be used for medicinal purposes.
  • Anagrams

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    cerate

    English

    Noun

  • (medicine, archaic) An unctuous preparation for external application — mainly wax (or resin or spermaceti) mixed with oil, lard, and various medicinal ingredients — of a consistency between ointment and plaster, so that it can be spread upon cloth without the use of heat, but does not melt when applied to the skin.
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