pharmaceutics

[ fahr-muh-soo-tiks ]
/ ˌfɑr məˈsu tɪks /

noun (used with a singular verb)

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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

Definition for pharmaceutics (2 of 2)

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

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 pharmaceutics (1 of 2)

pharmaceutics
/ (ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪks) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for pharmaceutics (2 of 2)

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 pharmaceutics (1 of 2)

pharmaceutics
[ fär′mə-sōōtĭks ]

n.

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

Medical definitions for pharmaceutics (2 of 2)

pharmaceutical
[ fär′mə-sōōtĭ-kəl ]

adj.

Of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists.

n.

A pharmaceutical product or preparation.
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