Pharmacopoeia Definition

färmə-kə-pēə
noun
A book containing an official list of medicinal drugs together with articles on their preparation and use.
American Heritage Medicine
A collection or stock of drugs.
American Heritage Medicine
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Other Word Forms of Pharmacopoeia

Noun

Singular:
pharmacopoeia
Plural:
pharmacopoeias

Origin of Pharmacopoeia

  • New Latin from Greek pharmakopoiiā preparation of drugs from pharmakopoios preparing drugs pharmako- pharmaco- poiein to make kwei-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French pharmacopée and post-classical Latin pharmacopoeia, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek φαρμακοποιία (pharmakopoiia, “preparation of drugs").

    From Wiktionary

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