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pharmacy

[ fahr-muh-see ]
/ ˈfɑr mə si /
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noun, plural phar·ma·cies.
Also called pharmaceutics. the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines.
a drugstore.
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Origin of pharmacy

1645–55; earlier pharmacia<Medieval Latin <Greek pharmakeía druggist's work. See pharmaco-, -y3
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British Dictionary definitions for pharmacy

pharmacy
/ (ˈfɑːməsɪ) /

noun plural -cies
Also called: pharmaceutics the practice or art of preparing and dispensing drugs
a dispensary

Word Origin for pharmacy

C14: from Medieval Latin pharmacia, from Greek pharmakeia making of drugs, from pharmakon drug
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