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pharmacy

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noun phar·ma·cy \ˈfär-mə-sē\

Simple Definition of pharmacy

  • : a store or part of a store in which drugs and medicines are prepared and sold

  • : a place in a hospital where drugs and medicines are prepared and given out

  • : the practice and profession of preparing drugs and medicines

Full Definition of pharmacy

plural phar·ma·cies

  1. 1 :  the art, practice, or profession of preparing, preserving, compounding, and dispensing medical drugs

  2. 2 a :  a place where medicines are compounded or dispensed b :  drugstore

  3. 3 :  pharmacopoeia 2

Examples of pharmacy

  1. There's a pharmacy in our grocery store now.

  2. She's studying pharmacy at the university.



Origin of pharmacy

Late Latin pharmacia administration of drugs, from Greek pharmakeia, from pharmakeuein to administer drugs, from pharmakon magic charm, poison, drug


First Known Use: 1651


Medical Dictionary

pharmacy

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noun phar·ma·cy \ˈfär-mə-sē\

Medical Definition of pharmacy

plural phar·ma·cies

  1. 1:  the art, practice, or profession of preparing, preserving, compounding, and dispensing medical drugs

  2. 2a:  a place where medicines are compounded or dispensed <a hospital pharmacy>b:  drugstore

  3. 3:  pharmacopoeia 2





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