pharmacopoeia

noun
phar·​ma·​co·​poe·​ia | \ ˌfär-mə-kə-ˈpē-ə How to pronounce pharmacopoeia (audio) \
variants: or pharmacopeia

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

Other Words from pharmacopoeia

pharmacopoeial or pharmacopeial \ ˌfär-​mə-​kə-​ˈpē-​əl How to pronounce pharmacopeial (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of pharmacopoeia

1618, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pharmacopoeia

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

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pharmacopoeia

noun
phar·​ma·​co·​poe·​ia
variants: or pharmacopeia \ ˌfär-​mə-​kə-​ˈpē-​(y)ə How to pronounce pharmacopeia (audio) \

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 sense 1
2 : a collection or stock of drugs

Other Words from pharmacopoeia

pharmacopoeial or pharmacopeial \ -​(y)əl How to pronounce pharmacopeial (audio) \ adjective

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