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also pharmacopoeia, "official book listing drugs and containing directions for their preparation," 1620s, from medical Latin, from Greek pharmakopoiia "preparation of drugs," from pharmakon "drug" (see pharmacy) + poiein "to make" (see poet). First used as a book title by Anutius Foesius (1528-1595) of Basel. Related: Pharmacopeial.
pharmacopoeia phar·ma·co·poe·ia or phar·ma·co·pe·ia (fär'mə-kə-pē'ə)
A book containing an official list of medicinal drugs together with articles on their preparation and use.
A collection or stock of drugs.
book published by a government, or otherwise under official sanction, to provide standards of strength and purity for therapeutic drugs. The primary function of a pharmacopoeia is to describe the formulation of each drug on the selected list. The provisions of the pharmacopoeia are binding upon all who produce drugs and who dispense them.