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pharmaceutical

[ fahr-muh-soo-ti-kuhl ]
/ ˌfɑr məˈsu tɪ kəl /
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adjective
pertaining to pharmacy or pharmacists.
noun
a pharmaceutical preparation or product.
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Sometimes phar·ma·ceu·tic .

Origin of pharmaceutical

First recorded in 1640–50; pharmaceutic(s) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM pharmaceutical

phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·phar·ma·ceu·tic, adjectivenon·phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal, adjectivenon·phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for pharmaceutical

pharmaceutical

less commonly pharmaceutic

/ (ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪkəl) /

adjective
of or relating to drugs or pharmacy

Derived forms of pharmaceutical

pharmaceutically, adverb

Word Origin for pharmaceutical

C17: from Late Latin pharmaceuticus, from Greek pharmakeus purveyor of drugs; see pharmacy
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Medical definitions for pharmaceutical

pharmaceutical
[ fär′mə-sōōtĭ-kəl ]

adj.
Of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists.
n.
A pharmaceutical product or preparation.
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