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pharming

[fahr-ming]
noun
  1. the process of producing medically useful products from genetically modified plants and animals.
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British Dictionary definitions for pharming

pharming

1
noun
  1. the practice of rearing or growing genetically-modified animals or plants in order to develop pharmaceutical products
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Word Origin for pharming

C20: blend of pharmaceutical + farming

pharming

2
noun
  1. the practice of redirecting computer users from legitimate websites to fraudulent ones for the purposes of extracting confidential data
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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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