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

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Other Words from pharmacopoeia

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

Examples of pharmacopoeia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Later, the pharmacopoeia expanded to include large and complex proteins—from insulin to monoclonal antibodies. Siddhartha Mukherjee, The New Yorker, "The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies," 15 July 2019

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pharmacopoeia. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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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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