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Meaning of pharmacy by Wiktionary Dictionary



    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” ) .


    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


    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


    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.