[fahr-muh-kuh-pee-uh] /ˌfɑr mə kəˈpi ə/

noun, Pharmacology.
a book published usually under the jurisdiction of the government and containing a list of drugs, their formulas, methods for making medicinal preparations, requirements and tests for their strength and purity, and other related information.
a stock of drugs.
an authoritative book containing a list of medicinal drugs with their uses, preparation, dosages, formulas, etc

also pharmacopoeia, “official book listing drugs and containing directions for their preparation,” 1620s, from medical Latin, from Greek pharmakopoiia “preparation of drugs,” from pharmakon “drug” (see pharmacy) + poiein “to make” (see poet). First used as a book title by Anutius Foesius (1528-1595) of Basel. Related: Pharmacopeial.

pharmacopoeia phar·ma·co·poe·ia or phar·ma·co·pe·ia (fär’mə-kə-pē’ə)


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