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phar·ma·cy

 (fär′mə-sē)
n. pl. phar·ma·cies
1. The art of preparing and dispensing medical drugs.
2. A place where medical drugs are prepared, dispensed, or sold. Also called apothecary.

[Middle English farmacie, a purgative, from Old French, from Medieval Latin pharmacīa, a medicine, from Greek pharmakeia, use of drugs, from pharmakon, drug.]

pharmacy

(ˈfɑːməsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Pharmacology) Also called: pharmaceutics the practice or art of preparing and dispensing drugs
2. a dispensary
[C14: from Medieval Latin pharmacia, from Greek pharmakeia making of drugs, from pharmakon drug]

phar•ma•cy

(ˈfɑr mə si)

n., pl. -cies.
2. the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines.
[1645–55; earlier pharmacia < Medieval Latin < Greek pharmakeía druggist's work]

pharmacy

1. the art of preparing drugs and medicines, especially the discovery of new varieties.
2. the place where drugs are prepared, dispensed, or sold. Also called apothecary.
3. a drug therapy. — pharmacist, n.
See also: Drugs

chemist's

drugstorepharmacy
1. 'chemist's'

In Britain, a chemist's or chemist is a shop where you can buy medicine, cosmetics, and some household items.

She bought a couple of bottles of vitamin tablets at the chemist's.
He bought the perfume at the chemist in St James's Arcade.
2. 'drugstore'

In the United States, a shop where you can buy medicine and cosmetics is called a drugstore. In some drugstores, you can also buy simple meals and snacks.

3. 'pharmacy'

A pharmacy is the place within a chemist's or drugstore, or within a supermarket or other business, where you can get prescription drugs.

Check in the pharmacy section of the drugstore.

In Britain, a chemist's is often referred to as a pharmacy.

pharmacy

drugstore
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pharmacy - the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,pharmacy - the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
2.pharmacy - a retail shop where medicine and other articles are soldpharmacy - a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold
pharmacopoeia - a collection or stock of drugs
shop, store - a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
Translations
صَيْدَلَهصَيْدَلِيَّةصَيْدَلِيَّةٌفَرْمَشِيَّه، صَيْدَلِيَّه
lékárnafarmacie
apotekfarmaci
apoteko
apteekapteekerfarmaatsiafarmatseutproviisor
داروخانهداروسازداروسازیدکتر داروساز
apteekkifarmasia
ljekarna
gyógyszerészetgyógyszertárpatika
apótek, lyfjabúîlyfjabúðlyfjafræîi
薬局薬屋
약국조제
farmacijafarmacininkas
aptiekafarmācija
farmácia
lekarna
apotekaапотека
apotek
ร้านขายยาร้านขายยาหรือเครื่องสำอาง
eczaneeczacılık
cửa hàng dược phẩmnhà thuốc

pharmacy

[ˈfɑːməsɪ] Nfarmacia f

pharmacy

[ˈfɑːrməsi] n
(= shop, department) → pharmacie f
(= science) → pharmacie f

pharmacy

n
(= science)Pharmazie f
(esp US: = shop) → Apotheke f

pharmacy

[ˈfɑːməsɪ] nfarmacia

pharmacy

(ˈfaːməsi) plural ˈpharmacies noun
1. the preparation of medicines. He is studying pharmacy.
2. a shop etc where medicines are sold or given out. the hospital pharmacy.
ˌpharmaˈceutical (-ˈsjuːtikəl) adjective
ˈpharmacist noun
(American ˈdruggist) a person who prepares and sells medicines; a chemist.

pharmacy

صَيْدَلِيَّة, صَيْدَلِيَّةٌ lékárna apotek Apotheke φαρμακείο farmacia apteekki pharmacie ljekarna farmacia 薬局 약국, 조제 apotheek apotek apteka farmácia аптека apotek ร้านขายยา, ร้านขายยาหรือเครื่องสำอาง eczane cửa hàng dược phẩm, nhà thuốc 药房

phar·ma·cy

n. farmacia, botica.
Pharmacy   

pharmacy

n (pl -cies) farmacia, botica
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