pharmaco-


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pharmaco-

pref.
Drug; medicine: pharmacognosy.

[Greek, from pharmakon, poison, drug.]
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pharmaco-

combining form
(Pharmacology) indicating drugs: pharmacology; pharmacopoeia.
[from Greek pharmakon drug, potion]
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pharmaco-

a combining form meaning “drug”: pharmacology.
[comb. form representing Greek phármakon drug]
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The study was conducted by Stephen Evans, Professor of Pharmaco- epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
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