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Meaning of PHARMACEUTICAL

Pronunciation:  `fârmu'sootikul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  drug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment
  2. [adj]  of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists; "the pharmaceutical industry"
 

PHARMACEUTICAL is a 14 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: pharmaceutic
 
 See Also: clot buster, medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine, radiopharmaceutical, thrombolytic, thrombolytic agent

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Phar`ma*ceu"tic*al\ (-t[i^]*kal), a. [L.
pharmaceuticus, Gr. farmakeytiko`s, fr. farmakey`ein: cf. F.
pharmaceutique. See {Pharmacy}.]
Of or pertaining to the knowledge or art of pharmacy, or to
the art of preparing medicines according to the rules or
formulas of pharmacy; as, pharmaceutical preparations. --
{Phar`ma*ceu"tic*al*ly}, adv.

{Pharmaceutical chemistry}, that department of chemistry
   which ascertains or regulates the composition of medicinal
   substances.

 

 

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