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 drugs.
- A place where drugs are sold; a drugstore. Also called apothecary.
Origin of pharmacyMiddle English farmacie, a purgative, from Old French, from Medieval Latin pharmac&imacron;a, 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").