aco-, aceo- +

(Greek: remedy, cure)

acognosia, acognosy (s) (noun); acognosias, acognosies (pl)
1. A knowledge of or the study of remedies or cures.
2. Etymology: from Greek ako(s), "remedy" + gnos(is), "knowledge" + ia, suffix for "noun".
acology (s) (noun)
1. The science of remedies; therapeutics.
2. The science and art of healing.
3. Materia medica; the science of remedies.
  • Material or substance used in the composition of remedies; a general term for all substances used as curative agents in medicine.
  • That branch of medical science which treats of the nature and properties of all the substances that are employed for the cure of diseases.