pharmacopoeia


phar·ma·co·poe·ia

noun \-kə-ˈpē-ə\

Definition of PHARMACOPOEIA

1
:  a book describing drugs, chemicals, and medicinal preparations; especially :  one issued by an officially recognized authority and serving as a standard
2
:  a collection or stock of drugs
phar·ma·co·poe·ial also phar·ma·co·pe·ial \-əl\ adjective

Variants of PHARMACOPOEIA

phar·ma·co·poe·ia also phar·ma·co·pe·ia \-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

phar·ma·co·poe·ia

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PHARMACOPOEIA

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
: a collection or stock of drugs
phar·ma·co·poe·ial or phar·ma·co·pe·ial \-(y)əl\ adjective

Variants of PHARMACOPOEIA

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

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