Pharmacy Definition

färmə-sē
pharmacies
noun
pharmacies
The art or profession of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines.
Webster's New World
A store, office, etc. where drugs and medicines are dispensed.
Webster's New World

The occupation of a pharmacist.

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Other Word Forms of Pharmacy

Noun

Singular:
pharmacy
Plural:
pharmacies

Origin of Pharmacy

  • 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

  • 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

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