pharmacopoeia

noun phar·ma·co·poe·ia \ ˌfär-mə-kə-ˈpē-ə \
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

pharmacopoeial

or pharmacopeial play \ˌfär-mə-kə-ˈpē-əl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of 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 play \ˌfär-mə-kə-ˈpē-(y)ə\

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 1
2 : a collection or stock of drugs

pharmacopoeial

or pharmacopeial play \-(y)əl\ adjective

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