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Armamentarium

[arm-ə-men-TER-ee-əm]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Latin, 19th century

1.

The medicines, equipment, and techniques available to a medical practitioner; the collection of weapons and military equipment in a country's possession.

2.

A collection of resources available for a certain purpose.

Examples of Armamentarium in a sentence

"The hospital’s armamentarium should always be well-stocked."

"Parents of a newborn are always surprised how fast their armamentarium of diapers dwindles."

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About Armamentarium

This word comes from the Latin "little arsenal," from “armamenta,” meaning "implements, weapons." It entered English as “armamentary” in the 18th century.

Did you Know?

While “armamentarium” refers to a doctor’s tools in general, there is a company called The Armamentarium that sells specialty high-tech products, including high-powered microscopes, surgical robotics, disposable lighted forceps.

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