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pharmaceutical

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

Definition of pharmaceutical

  1. :  of, relating to, or engaged in pharmacy or the manufacture and sale of pharmaceuticals <a pharmaceutical company>

pharmaceutically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of pharmaceutical in a sentence

  1. lobbyists from the pharmaceutical industry

Origin and Etymology of pharmaceutical

Late Latin pharmaceuticus, from Greek pharmakeutikos, from pharmakeuein to administer drugs — more at pharmacy


First Known Use: 1636


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pharmaceutical

noun phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal

Definition of pharmaceutical

  1. :  a medicinal drug

Examples of pharmaceutical in a sentence

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

1829

First Known Use of pharmaceutical

1829


PHARMACEUTICAL Defined for English Language Learners

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pharmaceutical

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

Definition of pharmaceutical for English Language Learners

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


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pharmaceutical

noun phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal

Definition of pharmaceutical for English Language Learners

  • : a drug or medicine


Medical Dictionary

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pharmaceutical

play
adjective phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal \ˌfär-mə-ˈsüt-i-kəl\
variants: also

pharmaceutic

\-ˈsüt-ik\play

Medical Definition of pharmaceutical

  1. :  of, relating to, or engaged in pharmacy or the manufacture and sale of pharmaceuticals <a pharmaceutical company>

pharmaceutically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb

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pharmaceutical

noun phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal
variants: also

pharmaceutic

Medical Definition of pharmaceutical

  1. :  a medicinal drug



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