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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The hub of the gyroscopic story is Houghton Forster, who creates PanCola in his Mississippi pharmacy near the end of the 19th century and through tireless lobbying and clever branding raises it to international renown. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction: The Flavor of the American Century," 15 Feb. 2019 The clinic will have 15 medical exam rooms, eight dental stations, four behavioral-health offices, a pharmacy, a vision exam room, an X-ray lab, an urgent care room, a laboratory and administrative offices. Kate Santich, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Orlando nonprofit gets financing deal to build major new health clinic in Ivey Lane area," 29 June 2018 Under Arizona law, the pharmacist does not have refer the customer to another pharmacy, Klieman said, but Walgreens required it as part of the company policy. CBS News, "Arizona pharmacist refuses to fill woman's prescription to end pregnancy," 25 June 2018 Ruth was seen buying groceries, and supplies at the pharmacy in addition to getting breakfast at Crust Bakery. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Ruth Madoff Spotted Out the Day After the Government Recovers $23 Million from Her Late Sons' Estates," 28 June 2017 The centers are designed to be one-stop shops, including specialists, pharmacy services, x-rays, tests, and screens. Harold Brubaker, Philly.com, "Dedicated Senior Medical Centers enter Philadelphia in deal with Independence Blue Cross," 18 June 2018 Expect health care companies to offer more modern retail experiences, with convenient offices, digitized transactions and on-demand pharmacy services. Rani Molla, Recode, "Mary Meeker’s 2018 internet trends report: All the slides, plus analysis," 30 May 2018 Walmart stores already offer pharmacy services and attract older people. Reed Abelson And Julie Creswell, New York Times, "The Disappearing Doctor: How Mega-Mergers Are Changing the Business of Medical Care," 7 Apr. 2018 The missing drugs raise concerns about security and prescription practices in Indiana’s prisons, where a new private company recently took over medical and pharmacy services for the state’s 26,000 prisoners under a $309 million, three-year contract. Tony Cook, Indianapolis Star, "8,000 doses of a frequently abused pain drug are missing from an Indiana prison," 17 Jan. 2018

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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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