Doc"i*ma*cy (?), n. [Gr. an assay, examination, fr. to examine (Metals), fr. assayed, tested, fr. to take, approve: cf. F. docimasie.]

The art or practice of applying tests to ascertain the nature, quality, etc., of objects, as of metals or ores, of medicines, or of facts pertaining to physiology.


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