Definitions from Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition and Ballentine's Law Dictionary as are available for each term in each dictionary.
  • Black's Law Dictionary: 2nd Edition

    The general name of substances used in medicine; any substance, vegetable, animal or mineral, used in the composition or preparation of medicines. The term is also applied to materiala used in dyeing and in chemistry. See Collins v. Banking Co., 79 N. C. 281, 28 Am. Rep. 322; U. S. v. Merck, 66 Fed. 251, 13 C. C. A. 432; Co.wl v. U. S. (C. Ct) 124 Fed. 475; Insurance Co. v. Flemming, 65 Ark. 54, 44 S. W. 464, 39 L. R. A. 789, 67 Am. St Rep. 900; Gault v. State, 34 Ga 533.