pharmaceutics

[fahr-muh-soo-tiks]
noun (used with a singular verb)
pharmacy ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1535–45; < Late Latin pharmaceuticus < Greek pharmakeutikós, equivalent to pharmakeut(ḗs) druggist, orig. poisoner (derivative of phármakon; see pharmaco-) + -ikos -ic; see -ics

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pharmaceutical

[fahr-muh-soo-ti-kuhl]
adjective
1.
pertaining to pharmacy or pharmacists.
noun
2.
a pharmaceutical preparation or product.
Also, pharmaceutic.


Origin:
1640–50; pharmaceutic(s) + -al1

pharmaceutically, adverb
nonpharmaceutic, adjective
nonpharmaceutical, adjective
nonpharmaceutically, adverb
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pharmaceutical or pharmaceutic (ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪkəl)
 
adj
of or relating to drugs or pharmacy
 
[C17: from Late Latin pharmaceuticus, from Greek pharmakeus purveyor of drugs; see pharmacy]
 
pharmaceutic or pharmaceutic
 
adj
 
[C17: from Late Latin pharmaceuticus, from Greek pharmakeus purveyor of drugs; see pharmacy]
 
pharma'ceutically or pharmaceutic
 
adv

pharmaceutics (ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪks)
 
n
1.  (functioning as singular) another term for pharmacy
2.  (functioning as plural) pharmaceutical remedies

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pharmaceutical
1640s (pharmaceutic in the same sense is from 1540s), from L. pharmaceuticus "of drugs," from Gk. pharmakeutikos, from pharmakeus "preparer of drugs, poisoner," from pharmakon "medicine, poison."
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pharmaceutical phar·ma·ceu·ti·cal (fär'mə-sōō'tĭ-kəl) or phar·ma·ceu·tic (-tĭk)
adj.
Of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists. n.
A pharmaceutical product or preparation.

pharmaceutics phar·ma·ceu·tics (fär'mə-sōō'tĭks)
n.

  1. The science of preparing and dispensing drugs.

  2. Pharmaceutical preparations; medicinal drugs.

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