pharmaceutics

[ fahr-muh-soo-tiks ]
/ ˌfɑr məˈsu tɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)


Nearby words

  1. pharm.b.,
  2. pharm.d.,
  3. pharm.m.,
  4. pharma,
  5. pharmaceutical,
  6. pharmacist,
  7. pharmaco-,
  8. pharmacodiagnosis,
  9. pharmacodynamics,
  10. pharmacogenetics

Origin of pharmaceutics

1535–45; < Late Latin pharmaceuticus < Greek pharmakeutikós, equivalent to pharmakeut(ḗs) druggist, orig. poisoner (derivative of phármakon; see pharmaco-) + -ikos -ic; see -ics

pharmaceutical

[ fahr-muh-soo-ti-kuh l ]
/ ˌfɑr məˈsu tɪ kəl /

adjective

pertaining to pharmacy or pharmacists.

noun

a pharmaceutical preparation or product.
Sometimes phar·ma·ceu·tic.

Origin of pharmaceutical

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

Related formsphar·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 pharmaceutics

pharmaceutics

/ (ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪks) /

noun

(functioning as singular) another term for pharmacy (def. 1)
(functioning as plural) pharmaceutical remedies

pharmaceutical

less commonly pharmaceutic

/ (ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪkəl) /

adjective

of or relating to drugs or pharmacy
Derived Formspharmaceutically, adverb

Word Origin for pharmaceutical

C17: from Late Latin pharmaceuticus, from Greek pharmakeus purveyor of drugs; see pharmacy

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Word Origin and History for pharmaceutics

pharmaceutical

adj.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for pharmaceutics

pharmaceutics

[ fär′mə-sōōtĭks ]

n.

The science of preparing and dispensing drugs.
Pharmaceutical preparations; medicinal drugs.

pharmaceutical

[ fär′mə-sōōtĭ-kəl ]

adj.

Of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists.

n.

A pharmaceutical product or preparation.

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