[fahr-muh-see] /ˈfɑr mə si/
noun, plural pharmacies.
Also called pharmaceutics. the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines.
noun (pl) -cies
Also called pharmaceutics. the practice or art of preparing and dispensing drugs
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-).
pharmacy phar·ma·cy (fär’mə-sē)
noun processed food containing additives purported to be healthful; also called nutraceutical, also written pharma food Usage Note cooking
- Pharma food
noun See pharmafood
1. Bachelor of Pharmacy.
1. Doctor of Pharmacy. Doctor of Pharmacy