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Meaning of PHARMACY

Pronunciation:  'fârmusee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
  2. [n]  the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,

PHARMACY is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: apothecary's shop, chemist's, chemist's shop, drugstore, pharmaceutics
 See Also: medical specialty, medicine, pharmacopoeia, shop, store



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Phar"ma*cy\, n. [OE. fermacie, OF. farmacie,
pharmacie, F. pharmacie, Gr. ?, fr. ? to administer or use
medicines, fr. ? medicine.]
1. The art or practice of preparing and preserving drugs, and
   of compounding and dispensing medicines according to
   prescriptions of physicians; the occupation of an
   apothecary or a pharmaceutical chemist.

2. A place where medicines are compounded; a drug store; an
   apothecary's shop.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are in pharmacy, suggests that you need to correct your thinking and readjust your attitude. You should look within yourself for the solution to a problem instead of relying on outside help.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: The science dealing with the chemistry, composition, preparation, and dispensing of drugs. Compare pharmacology.
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