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 ‎(countable and uncountable, plural pharmacies)

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

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