- The definition of pharmaceutical is something related to prescription drugs or pharmacies.
An example of a pharmaceutical drug is Prozac.
- of pharmacy or pharmacists
- of or by drugs
Origin: LL pharmaceuticus from Glassical Greek pharmakeutikos from pharmakeuein, to practice witchcraft, use medicine from pharmakon, a poison, medicine
- pharmaceutically adverb
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Origin: From Late Latin pharmaceuticus, from Greek pharmakeutikos, from pharmakeutēs, preparer of drugs, variant of pharmakeus, from pharmakon, drug.
- pharˌma·ceuˈti·cal·ly adverb
pharmaceutical - Medical Definition