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nostra pl

  1. plural form of nostrum
    • 1847–1848: [AUTHOR UNKNOWN], Annalist: A Record of Practical Medicine in the City of New York, p193?
      …beg our clerical friends to remember that quack medicines are of two kinds,… …with his poisonous nostra in the form of doctrines, upon those of whose…
    • 1917: Torald Hermann Sollmann, A Manual of pharmacology and its applications to therapeutics and toxicology, p71
      On the other hand, alchemists had arisen with their pertinacious search for the philosopher’s stone, which was to convert all metals into gold, and cure all diseases. In this search they gave their nostra extensive trial on sick and well.
    • 1928: Massachusetts Medical Society & New England Surgical Society, The Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, p121
      Much less shall we enter into a detail of the many nostra and patent medicines that have been, and still are, trumpeted round as sure and never-failing…
    • 1955: King Edward Memorial Hospital (Bombay, India), Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, p71
      …immunotherapy, Isselsism, thermotherapy, and all other nostra — are used faut de mieux, when the three bulwarks of surgery, radiation and chemotherapy have failed, or are prima facie useless.




From Latin nostra, feminine of noster.


la nostra f (plural le nostre, masculine singular il nostro)

  1. our





  1. nominative feminine singular of noster
  2. nominative neuter plural of noster
  3. accusative neuter plural of noster
  4. vocative feminine singular of noster
  5. vocative neuter plural of noster


  1. ablative feminine singular of noster