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pharmacy

noun phar·ma·cy \ˈfär-mə-sē\

: 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

plural phar·ma·cies

Full Definition of PHARMACY

1
:  the art, practice, or profession of preparing, preserving, compounding, and dispensing medical drugs
2
a :  a place where medicines are compounded or dispensed
b :  drugstore
3

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

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pharmacy

noun phar·ma·cy \ˈfär-mə-sē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural phar·ma·cies

Medical Definition of PHARMACY

1
:  the art, practice, or profession of preparing, preserving, compounding, and dispensing medical drugs
2
a :  a place where medicines are compounded or dispensed <a hospital pharmacy> b :  drugstore

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