farmaceutical

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

farmaceutical (comparative more farmaceutical, superlative most farmaceutical)

  1. (pharmacology, medicine) Of or pertaining to farmaceuticals.

Noun[edit]

farmaceutical (plural farmaceuticals)

  1. (pharmacology, medicine) A medically valuable compound produced from modified agricultural crops or animals (usually through biotechnology).
    • 2002 Spring, ETC Group, “Genetic Pollution in Mexico's Center of Maize Diversity”, Backgrounder, volume 8, number 2, page 3: 
      Of course industry assures us that biotech's "farmaceuticals" would never be allowed to grow in proximity to related plants and wild relatives, and that measures will be taken to mitigate the spread of transgenes from pharma crops and biofortified plants.