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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 of·fi·ci·nal /əˈfɪsṇəl, ɔ, ɑ; ˌɔfəˈsaɪnḷ, ˌɑ-/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 of·fi·ci·nal /əˈfɪsṇəl, ɔ, ɑ; ˌɔfəˈsaɪnḷ, ˌɑf-/ 形容詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Of·fic·i·nal a.
 1. Used in a shop, or belonging to it. [Obs. or R.]
 2. Pharm. Kept in stock by apothecaries; -- said of such drugs and medicines as may be obtained without special preparation or compounding; not magistral.
 Note:This term is often interchanged with official, but in strict use officinal drugs are not necessarily official. See Official, a., 3.