A man receiving medication at a pharmacy.
An example of a pharmacy is a drugstore.
- the art or profession of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines
- a store, office, etc. where drugs and medicines are dispensed
Origin of pharmacyMiddle English fermacie, medicine from Middle French farmacie from Late Latin pharmacia from Classical Greek pharmakeia from pharmakon, drug
- The art of preparing and dispensing medical drugs.
- A place where medical drugs are prepared, dispensed, or sold. Also called apothecary .
Origin of pharmacyMiddle English farmacie a purgative from Old French from Medieval Latin pharmacīa a medicine from Greek pharmakeia use of drugs from pharmakon drug
From Old French farmacie (modern French pharmacie), from Medieval Latin pharmacia, from Ancient Greek Ï†Î±ÏÎ¼Î±ÎºÎµÎ¯Î± (pharmakeia, “the use of drugs"), from Ï†Î¬ÏÎ¼Î±ÎºÎ¿Î½ (pharmakon, “a drug, charm, enchantment"), from Ancient Greek Ï†Î±ÏÎ¼Î±ÎºÎ¯Ï‚ (pharmakis, “witch").