Pharmacy meaning

färmə-sē
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Pharmacy is the art of preparing medicinal drugs, or a place where such drugs are sold.

An example of a pharmacy is a drugstore.

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The art of preparing and dispensing drugs.
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The art or profession of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines.
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A store, office, etc. where drugs and medicines are dispensed.
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A place where drugs are sold; a drugstore.
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The art of preparing and dispensing medical drugs.
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A place where medical drugs are prepared, dispensed, or sold.
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A place where prescription drugs are dispensed, a dispensary.
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The science of medicinal substances comprising pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, phytochemistry and forensics.
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The occupation of a pharmacist.
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Origin of pharmacy

  • Middle English farmacie a purgative from Old French from Medieval Latin pharmacīa a medicine from Greek pharmakeia use of drugs from pharmakon drug

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

  • From Old French farmacie (modern French pharmacie), from Medieval Latin pharmacia, from Ancient Greek φαρμακεία (pharmakeia, “the use of drugs"), from φάρμακον (pharmakon, “a drug, charm, enchantment"), from Ancient Greek φαρμακίς (pharmakis, “witch").

    From Wiktionary