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pharmacopoeia

or phar·ma·co·pe·ia

[ fahr-muh-kuh-pee-uh ]
/ ˌfɑr mə kəˈpi ə /
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noun Pharmacology.

a book published usually under the jurisdiction of the government and containing a list of drugs, their formulas, methods for making medicinal preparations, requirements and tests for their strength and purity, and other related information.
a stock of drugs.

RELATED WORDS

goods, supply, fund, stockpile, inventory, store, reserve, selection, cache, assets, reservoir, variety, wares, assortment, choice, range, produce, array, hoard, accumulation

Nearby words

pharmacologist, pharmacology, pharmacopeia, pharmacopeial, pharmacopeial gel, pharmacopoeia, pharmacopsychosis, pharmacotherapy, pharmacy, pharming, pharos

Origin of pharmacopoeia

1615–25; < New Latin < Greek pharmakopoiía drug-maker's art, equivalent to phármako(n) drug + -poi(os) making (poi(eîn) to make + -os adj. suffix) + -ia -ia
Related formsphar·ma·co·poe·ial, phar·ma·co·poe·ic, adjectivephar·ma·co·poe·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pharmacopoeia

pharmacopoeia

sometimes US pharmacopeia

/ (ˌfɑːməkəˈpiːə) /

noun

an authoritative book containing a list of medicinal drugs with their uses, preparation, dosages, formulas, etc
Derived Formspharmacopoeial or pharmacopoeic, adjectivepharmacopoeist, noun

Word Origin for pharmacopoeia

C17: via New Latin from Greek pharmakopoiia art of preparing drugs, from pharmaco- + -poiia, from poiein to make
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medicine definitions for pharmacopoeia

pharmacopoeia


n.

A book containing an official list of medicinal drugs together with articles on their preparation and use.
A collection or stock of drugs.
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