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pharming

[fahr-ming] /ˈfɑr mɪŋ/
noun
1.
the process of producing medically useful products from genetically modified plants and animals.
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  • pharming is a dangerous scam that can affect whole groups of people at once.
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British Dictionary definitions for pharming

pharming1

/ˈfɑːmɪŋ/
noun
1.
the practice of rearing or growing genetically-modified animals or plants in order to develop pharmaceutical products
Word Origin
C20: blend of pharmaceutical + farming

pharming2

/ˈfɑːmɪŋ/
noun
1.
the practice of redirecting computer users from legitimate websites to fraudulent ones for the purposes of extracting confidential data
Word Origin
C21: from farming in the sense of cultivating and harvesting; computer-hacker slang often replaces f with ph
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