pharmacy

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From Old French farmacie (modern French pharmacie), from Medieval Latin pharmacia, from Ancient Greek φαρμακεία (pharmakeía, the use of drugs), from φάρμακον (phármakon, a drug, charm, enchantment), from Ancient Greek φαρμακίς (pharmakís, witch).

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pharmacy (plural pharmacies)

  1. A place where prescription drugs are dispensed, a dispensary.
  2. The science of medicinal substances comprising pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, phytochemistry and forensics.
  3. The occupation of a pharmacist.

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