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pharma

[fahr-muh] /ˈfɑr mə/
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
1990-1995
1990-95; short for pharmaceutical
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pharma

/ˈfɑːmə/
noun
1.
pharmaceutical companies when considered together as an industry
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