pharma

pharma

[fahr-muh]
noun
1.
a pharmaceutical company.
2.
pharmaceutical companies, considered collectively: Big pharma is expanding into China, hoping to replace local remedies with manufactured drugs.

Origin:
1990-95; short for pharmaceutical

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pharma (ˈfɑːmə)
 
n
pharmaceutical companies when considered together as an industry

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