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[fahr-muh-soo-tiks] /ˌfɑr məˈsu tɪks/

noun, (used with a singular verb)
(def 1).
[fahr-muh-soo-ti-kuh l] /ˌfɑr məˈsu tɪ kəl/
pertaining to or pharmacists.
a pharmaceutical preparation or product.
(functioning as sing) another term for pharmacy (sense 1)
(functioning as pl) pharmaceutical remedies
of or relating to drugs or pharmacy

1640s (pharmaceutic in the same sense is from 1540s), from Late Latin pharmaceuticus “of drugs,” from Greek pharmakeutikos, from pharmakeus “preparer of drugs, poisoner” (see pharmacy). Related: Pharmaceuticals; pharmaceutically.

pharmaceutics phar·ma·ceu·tics (fär’mə-sōō’tĭks)

pharmaceutical phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal (fär’mə-sōō’tĭ-kəl) or phar·ma·ceu·tic (-tĭk)
Of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists. n.
A pharmaceutical product or preparation.


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