[ fahr-muh-see ]
/ ˈfɑr mə si /

noun, plural phar·ma·cies.

Also called pharmaceutics. the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines.
a drugstore.

Origin of pharmacy

1645–55; earlier pharmacia < Medieval Latin < Greek pharmakeía druggist's work. See pharmaco-, -y3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for 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
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 pharmacy


[ färmə-sē ]


The art of preparing and dispensing drugs.
A place where drugs are sold; a drugstore.apothecary
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