- pertaining to pharmacy or pharmacists.
- a pharmaceutical preparation or product.
Origin of pharmaceutical
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less commonly pharmaceutic
- of or relating to drugs or pharmacy
Word Origin for pharmaceutical
C17: from Late Latin pharmaceuticus, from Greek pharmakeus purveyor of drugs; see pharmacy
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1640s (pharmaceutic in the same sense is from 1540s), from Late Latin pharmaceuticus "of drugs," from Greek pharmakeutikos, from pharmakeus "preparer of drugs, poisoner" (see pharmacy). Related: Pharmaceuticals; pharmaceutically.
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- Of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists.
- A pharmaceutical product or preparation.
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