pharmacy

noun
phar·​ma·​cy | \ ˈfär-mə-sē How to pronounce pharmacy (audio) \
plural pharmacies

Definition of pharmacy

1 : the art, practice, or profession of preparing, preserving, compounding, and dispensing medical drugs
2a : a place where medicines are compounded or dispensed
b : drugstore

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Examples of pharmacy in a Sentence

There's a pharmacy in our grocery store now. She's studying pharmacy at the university.
Recent Examples on the Web Three Republican House members testified about ivermectin at a recent state pharmacy board meeting, Alaska Public Media reports. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 14 Oct. 2021 In legal filings, Alden has acknowledged diverting hundreds of millions of dollars from its newspapers into risky bets on commercial real estate, a bankrupt pharmacy chain, and Greek debt bonds. Mckay Coppins, The Atlantic, 14 Oct. 2021 The retailer announced last month a new marketplace platform that lets veterinarians operate their own online pharmacy stores on Chewy’s website. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2021 In one recent week, a New Yorker got a free Covid-19 test in a jiffy, with results the next day, while a Coloradan had to shell out $50 for a test two cities from her hometown after a frantic round of pharmacy-hopping. NBC News, 13 Oct. 2021 The online pharmacy and lab also found elevated levels of benzene in more than 20 hand sanitizers earlier in the year. Kate Gibson, CBS News, 1 Oct. 2021 There are nearly 7,700 active startups in the city as of July this year, including notable unicorns—billion-dollar startups—like online pharmacy PharmEasy, gaming company Dream11, and ed-tech firm upGrad. Ananya Bhattacharya, Quartz, 22 Sep. 2021 Despite the abundance of online pharmacy ads, some companies now appear to be scaling back their ivermectin promotion. Deb Gordon, Forbes, 15 Sep. 2021 The agency acted after an online pharmacy discovered the impurity by testing batches and urged the FDA to act. Ed Silverman, STAT, 12 July 2021

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First Known Use of pharmacy

1651, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pharmacy

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

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The first known use of pharmacy was in 1651

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17 Oct 2021

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“Pharmacy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pharmacy. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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pharmacy

noun
phar·​ma·​cy | \ ˈfär-mə-sē How to pronounce pharmacy (audio) \
plural pharmacies

Kids Definition of pharmacy

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

pharmacy

noun
phar·​ma·​cy | \ ˈfär-mə-sē How to pronounce pharmacy (audio) \
plural pharmacies

Medical Definition of pharmacy

1 : the art, practice, or profession of preparing, preserving, compounding, and dispensing medical drugs
2a : a place where medicines are compounded or dispensed a hospital pharmacy
b : drugstore

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