The general name of substances used in medicine; any substance, vegetable,animal, or mineral, used in the composition or preparation of medicines. The term isalso applied to materials used in dyeing and in chemistry. See Collins v. Banking Co., 79N. C. 281, 28 Am. Rep. 322; U. S. v. Merck, 66 Fed. 251. 13 C. C. A. 432; Cowl v. U. S.(C. C.) 124 Fed. 475; Insurance Co. v. Flem- ming. 65 Ark. 54, 44 S. W. 464, 39 L. R. A.789. 67 Am. SL Rep. 900; Gault v. State, 34 Ga 533.