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1640s (pharmaceutic in the same sense is from 1540s), from Late Latin pharmaceuticus "of drugs," from Greek pharmakeutikos, from pharmakeus "preparer of drugs, poisoner" (see pharmacy). Related: Pharmaceuticals; pharmaceutically.
pharmaceutical phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal (fär'mə-sōō'tĭ-kəl) or phar·ma·ceu·tic (-tĭk)
Of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists. n.
A pharmaceutical product or preparation.
substance used in the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease and for restoring, correcting, or modifying organic functions. (See also pharmaceutical industry.)