- Also called pharmaceutics. the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines.
- a drugstore.
Origin of pharmacy
Examples from the Web for pharmacy
As a way to be more available to needy souls outside the church, Williams took a clerk job at Walgreens pharmacy.Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault
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“I am an old lady and the medicine I get from the pharmacy has directions in Ukrainian,” she says.Putin’s People Stage Their Bogus Vote
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The CVS move will undoubtedly create a domino effect among other pharmacy chains.The War on Smoking Didn’t Save My Mother’s Life, but It Could Save Many More
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Pharmacy Pharmaceutical Sciences and Administration: 48% male 3.No, Women Don’t Make Less Money Than Men
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“These are the dark times of the revolution,” worried Mahmoud Taha, who runs the pharmacy across the street.Tahrir Square’s Original Activists Wonder If Arab Spring Over as Protests Change
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Thus it is on the East Side, where the heart of pharmacy is not glacé.The Four Million
You can make the excuse in the morning to visit the pharmacy in Shaftesbury Avenue.With Haig on the Somme
D. H. Parry
The work in pharmacy grew naturally with the Department of Chemistry.The University of Michigan
He recovered his senses in a pharmacy, into which the passers-by had borne him.Original Short Stories, Volume 7 (of 13)
Guy de Maupassant
With this sum in hand I concluded I would take a course in pharmacy.
- Also called: pharmaceutics the practice or art of preparing and dispensing drugs
- a dispensary
Word Origin and History for pharmacy
late 14c., "a medicine," from Old French farmacie "a purgative" (13c.), from Medieval Latin pharmacia, from Greek pharmakeia "use of drugs, medicines, potions, or spells; poisoning, witchcraft; remedy, cure," from pharmakeus (fem. pharmakis) "preparer of drugs, poisoner, sorcorer" from pharmakon "drug, poison, philter, charm, spell, enchantment." Meaning "use or administration of drugs" is attested from c.1400; that of "place where drugs are prepared and dispensed" is first recorded 1833. The ph- was restored 16c. in French, 17c. in English (see -ph-).
- The art of preparing and dispensing drugs.
- A place where drugs are sold; a drugstore.apothecary