pharmacy

noun phar·ma·cy \ ˈfär-mə-sē \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pharmacy

plural pharmacies
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

Examples of pharmacy in a Sentence

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

  2. She's studying pharmacy at the university.

Recent Examples of pharmacy from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of pharmacy

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

pharmacy Synonyms

Synonyms
apothecary, drugstore
Related Words
dispensary; sick bay

PHARMACY Defined for Kids

pharmacy

noun phar·ma·cy \ ˈfär-mə-sē \

Definition of pharmacy for Students

plural pharmacies
: a place where medicines are prepared and sold by a pharmacist : drugstore

Medical Dictionary

pharmacy

noun phar·ma·cy \ ˈfär-mə-sē \

medical Definition of pharmacy

plural pharmacies
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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