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pharmacy


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Pharmacy  \Phar"ma*cy\,  n.  [OE.  fermacie  OF  farmacie 
  pharmacie  F.  pharmacie  Gr  ?,  fr  ?  to  administer  or  use 
  medicines,  fr  ?  medicine.] 
  1.  The  art  or  practice  of  preparing  and  preserving  drugs,  and 
  of  compounding  and  dispensing  medicines  according  to 
  prescriptions  of  physicians;  the  occupation  of  an 
  apothecary  or  a  pharmaceutical  chemist. 
 
  2.  A  place  where  medicines  are  compounded;  a  drug  store;  an 
  apothecary's  shop. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  pharmacy 
  n  1:  the  art  and  science  of  preparing  and  dispensing  drugs  and 
  medicines,  [syn:  {pharmaceutics}] 
  2:  a  retail  shop  where  medicine  and  other  articles  are  sold 
  [syn:  {drugstore},  {apothecary's  shop},  {chemist's},  {chemist's 
  shop},  {dispensary}] 




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