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pharmacopoeia

noun phar·ma·co·poe·ia \-kə-ˈpē-ə\

Definition of pharmacopoeia

  1. 1 :  a book describing drugs, chemicals, and medicinal preparations; especially :  one issued by an officially recognized authority and serving as a standard

  2. 2 :  a collection or stock of drugs

phar·ma·co·poe·ial also phar·ma·co·pe·ial play \-əl\ adjective


Variants of pharmacopoeia

also phar·ma·co·pe·ia play \-kə-ˈpē-ə\

Origin of pharmacopoeia

New Latin, from Late Greek pharmakopoiia preparation of drugs, from Greek pharmako- + poiein to make — more at poet


First Known Use: 1621


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pharmacopoeia

noun phar·ma·co·poe·ia

Medical Definition of pharmacopoeia

  1. 1:  a book describing drugs, chemicals, and medicinal preparations; especially :  one issued by an officially recognized authority and serving as a standard—compare dispensatory 1

  2. 2:  a collection or stock of drugs

  3. phar·ma·co·poe·ial or phar·ma·co·pe·ial \-(y)əl\play adjective



Variants of pharmacopoeia

or phar·ma·co·pe·ia \ˌfär-mə-kə-ˈpē-(y)ə\play

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