藥材

MandarinEdit

simpl. 药材
trad.

PronunciationEdit

Mandarin (Standard Chinese, Beijing)
Pinyin yàocái
Zhuyin ㄧㄠˋ ㄘㄞˊ
IPA (key) /i̯ɑʊ̯⁵¹ t͡sʰaɪ̯³⁵/

NounEdit

藥材 (traditional, Pinyin yàocái, simplified 药材)

  1. Medicinal materials or materia medica in traditional Chinese medicine. This includes herbs, minerals and other materials that are not plant-based. Most medicinal materials are dried herbs. Some medicinal materials have been "prepared" in a number of ways, including being fried in honey, salt, alcohol or vinegar. Other common methods of "preparation" include calcination, carbonization, and fermentation.
  2. Any materials used to make medicine.

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Last modified on 10 April 2014, at 01:25