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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Synonyms for pharmacy

Synonyms

apothecary, 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.

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However, the National Council for Prescription Drug Programs, a nonprofit group that helps set guidelines for the pharmacy industry, has been working on standards for a drug pricing tool. Kaiser Health News, oregonlive.com, "Here’s how you can lower your prescription costs, with your doctor’s help," 13 July 2019 Strictly enforce the law, stop cross-border traders,’’ the marchers passed by pharmacies and cosmetic shops that are popular with Chinese tourists and traders who bring goods back to sell in the mainland. Dake Kang, BostonGlobe.com, "Clashes erupt as Hong Kong protest targets Chinese traders," 13 July 2019 These pharmacies are also driving up the cost of rent in the district, forcing other businesses to close, protesters said. NBC News, "Hong Kong protests target China border as demands for change evolve," 13 July 2019 The retailer and pharmacy is offering a swath of 10 summery products, including hair conditioning spray, sheet masks, sunscreen, and even an eye-catching liquid highlighter, all tucked into a cute reusable clutch. Alexis Rhiannon, Allure, "CVS Is Offering Huge Gift Bags of Beauty Products Throughout July — Here's How to Snag One," 2 July 2019 The agency provides a range of services, including outpatient mental health services and an associated pharmacy, according to the release. Jesse Garza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin Community Services discloses false billing to Medicare and Medicaid and agrees to reimbursement," 2 July 2019 Meanwhile, Parson went to the rear of the store, in the pharmacy area, and forced another employee onto the ground. Emily Lane, nola.com, "CVS police shootout suspects detained employees with zip ties, filled trash bag with pills: NOPD," 18 June 2019 While insurers not paying pharmacies as much to fill prescriptions is a negative for Walgreens, the problem is industry-wide. Anne Sraders, Fortune, "Walgreens Stock Gets a Boost After Beating Earnings Estimates—But the Chain Still Needs a Prescription for Growth," 27 June 2019 Today, more than 500 businesses — including churches, schools, and pharmacies — are apart of the program. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "Police Commissioners table facial recognition vote, draws ire from Detroiters," 27 June 2019

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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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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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