Abbreviation

Latin Name

Genitives, Etc.

Translation

aa

Ana (Greek)

Preposition

(takes genitive)

Of each

A. c.

Ante cibos

Before meals

ad

Ad

Preposition

(takes accusative)

Up to

Adde

Adde

Verb (imperative)

Add

Ad lib.

Ad libitum

To the desired amount

Aq.

Aqua

Aquae

Water

Aq. dest.

Aqua destillata

Aquae destillatae

Distilled water

B. i. d.

Bis in die

Twice a day

Cap.

Capsula

Capsulae

A capsule

Charta

Charta

Chartae

A paper

Chart.

Chartula

Chartulae

A small paper

Cib.

Cibus

Cibi

Food

Co. or Comp.

Compositus

Participle

Compound

C.

Conguis

Congii

Gallon

Conf.

Confectio

Confectionis

A confection

Cort.

Cortex

Corticis

The bark

Decoc.

Decoctum

Decocti

A decoction

Dhl

Dilutus

Adjective

Diluted

Div.

Divide

Verb (imperative)

Divide

Emp.

Emplastrum

Emplastri

A plaster

Ext.

Extractum

Extracti

An extract

F.

Fac

Verb (imperative)

Make

Ft.

Fiat or Fiant

Verb (subjunctive passive)

Let it (or them) be made

Fl.

Fluidus

Adjective

Fluid

Flex.

Flexibilis

Adjective

Flexible (elastic)

Flext.

Fluidextractum

Fluidextracti

A fluid extract

Abbreviation

Latin Name

Genitives, Etc.

Translation

Glyc.

Glyceritum

Glyceriti

A glycerite

Gm.

Gramma

Grammae

A gram

Gr.

Granum

Grani

A grain

Gtt.

Gutta (or Gut-tae)

Guttae

Drop or drops

H.

Hora

Horae

An hour

Ind.

Indies

Adverb

Daily

Inf.

Infusum

Infusi

An infusion

Lac

Lac

Lactis

Milk

Lb.

Libra

Librae

A pound ( Troy)

Liq.

Liquor

Liquoris

A solution

Massa

Massa

Massae

A pill mass

M.

Misce

Verb (imperative)

Mix

Mist.

Mistura

Misturae

A mixture

Mucil.

Mucilago

Mucilaginis

A mucilage

No. or in no.

In numero

In number

Non repetat.

Non repetatur

Verb

Let it not be repeated

0.

Octarius

Octarii

A pint

Ovum

Ovum

Ovi

An egg

Pastil.

Pastillus

Pastilli

A pastile (tablet)

P. c.

Post cibos

After meals

Pil.

Pilula

Pilulae

A pill

P. r. n.

Pro re nata

When required

Pulv.

Pulvis

Pulveris

A powder

Q. h.

Quaequae hora

Every hour

Q. s.

Quantum sufficit

(Governs the genitive)

A sufficient quantity.

R.

Recipe

Verb (imperative)

Take

Sat.

Saturatus

Participle

Saturated

Ss.

Semis

Semissis

A half

S. or Sig.

Signa

Verb (imperative)

Mark

Sine

Sine

Preposition

Without

Solv.

Solve

Verb (imperative)

Dissolve

Sol.

Solutio

Solutionis

A solution

Spts.

Spiritus

Spiritus

A spirit

Suppos.

Suppositorium

Suppositorii

A suppository

Syr.

syrupus

Syrupi

A syrup

Tablet

Tableta

Tabletae

A tablet

T. i. d.

Ter in die

Three times a day

Tr. or Tinct.

Tinctura

Tincturae

A tincture

Troch.

Trochiscus

Trochisci

A troche

Trit.

Trituratio

Triturationis

A triurate

Ung.

Unguentum

Unguenti

An ointment

Vin.

Vinum

Vini

A wine

Vitel.

Vitellua

Vitelli

A yolk