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adjective phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal \ˌfär-mə-ˈsü-ti-kəl\

: of or relating to the production and sale of drugs and medicine

Full Definition of PHARMACEUTICAL

:  of, relating to, or engaged in pharmacy or the manufacture and sale of pharmaceuticals <a pharmaceutical company>
phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of PHARMACEUTICAL

  1. lobbyists from the pharmaceutical industry

Origin of PHARMACEUTICAL

Late Latin pharmaceuticus, from Greek pharmakeutikos, from pharmakeuein to administer drugs — more at pharmacy
First Known Use: 1640

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, liniment, paregoric, poultice, purgative, soporific, spectrum

Rhymes with PHARMACEUTICAL

2pharmaceutical

noun

: a drug or medicine

Full Definition of PHARMACEUTICAL

:  a medicinal drug

Examples of PHARMACEUTICAL

  1. <some pharmaceuticals can be quite risky unless taken correctly>

First Known Use of PHARMACEUTICAL

1881

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, liniment, paregoric, poultice, purgative, soporific, spectrum

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