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pharming

[ fahr-ming ]

noun

  1. the process of producing medically useful products from genetically modified plants and animals.


pharming

1

/ ˈfɑːmɪŋ /

noun

  1. the practice of redirecting computer users from legitimate websites to fraudulent ones for the purposes of extracting confidential data


pharming

2

/ ˈfɑːmɪŋ /

noun

  1. the practice of rearing or growing genetically-modified animals or plants in order to develop pharmaceutical products
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pharming1

First recorded in 1990–95; from pharm(aceutical) ( def ) + -ing 1( def ), modeled on farming ( def )
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pharming1

C21: from farming in the sense of cultivating and harvesting; computer-hacker slang often replaces f with ph

Origin of pharming2

C20: blend of pharmaceutical + farming
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Example Sentences

Just take the theory out ov pharming, and thare aint nothing left, but hard work, and all fired lite krops.

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