pharmaceutical

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From pharmaceutic +‎ -al, from Latin pharmaceuticus (of drugs), from Ancient Greek φαρμακευτικός (pharmakeutikós, drug maker).

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Adjective[edit]

pharmaceutical (not comparable)

  1. (medicine) Of, or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists.

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Derived terms[edit]

  • pharmaceutical chemistry
  • pharmaceutical industry
  • pharmaceutical sciences

Noun[edit]

pharmaceutical (plural pharmaceuticals)

  1. (medicine) A pharmaceutical or pharmacological preparation or product; a drug.
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