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pharming

[ fahr-ming ]
/ ˈfɑr mɪŋ /
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noun
the process of producing medically useful products from genetically modified plants and animals.
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Origin of pharming

First recorded in 1990–95; from pharm(aceutical) + -ing1, modeled on farming
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British Dictionary definitions for pharming (1 of 2)

pharming1
/ (ˈfɑːmɪŋ) /

noun
the practice of rearing or growing genetically-modified animals or plants in order to develop pharmaceutical products

Word Origin for pharming

C20: blend of pharmaceutical + farming

British Dictionary definitions for pharming (2 of 2)

pharming2
/ (ˈfɑːmɪŋ) /

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

Word Origin for pharming

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