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Meaning of pharmacy by Wiktionary Dictionary

pharmacy


    Etymology

    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” ) .

    Noun

    pharmacy ( plural: pharmacies )

    1. A place where prescription drugs are dispensed, a dispensary .
    2. The science of medicinal substances comprising pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, phytochemistry and forensics .
    3. The occupation of a pharmacist .

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    • pharmacy in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • pharmacy in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
    • pharmacy at OneLook Dictionary Search


Explanation of pharmacy by Wordnet Dictionary

pharmacy


    Noun
    1. a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold

    2. the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,



    Definition of pharmacy by GCIDE Dictionary

    pharmacy


    1. Pharmacy n. [OE. fermacie, OF. farmacie, pharmacie, F. pharmacie, Gr. φαρμακεία, fr. φαρμακεύειν to administer or use medicines, fr. φάρμακον medicine.]
      1. The art or practice of preparing and preserving drugs, and of compounding and dispensing medicines according to prescriptions of physicians; the occupation of an apothecary or a pharmaceutical chemist.

      2. A place where medicines are compounded; a drug store; an apothecary's shop.