What does pharmacy mean?

Definitions for pharmacy
ˈfɑr mə siphar·ma·cy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pharmacy, pharmaceutics(noun)

    the art and science of preparing and dispensing drugs and medicines,

  2. drugstore, apothecary's shop, chemist's, chemist's shop, pharmacy(noun)

    a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold


  1. pharmacy(Noun)

    A place where prescription drugs are dispensed, a dispensary.

  2. pharmacy(Noun)

    The science of medicinal substances comprising pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, phytochemistry and forensics.

  3. pharmacy(Noun)

    The occupation of a pharmacist.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pharmacy(noun)

    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. Pharmacy(noun)

    a place where medicines are compounded; a drug store; an apothecary's shop

  3. Origin: [OE. fermacie, OF. farmacie, pharmacie, F. pharmacie, Gr. farmakei`a, fr. farmakey`ein to administer or use medicines, fr. fa`rmakon medicine.]


  1. Pharmacy

    Pharmacy is the health profession that links the health sciences with the chemical sciences and it is charged with ensuring the safe and effective use of pharmaceutical drugs. The scope of pharmacy practice includes more traditional roles such as compounding and dispensing medications, and it also includes more modern services related to health care, including clinical services, reviewing medications for safety and efficacy, and providing drug information. Pharmacists, therefore, are the experts on drug therapy and are the primary health professionals who optimize medication use to provide patients with positive health outcomes. An establishment in which pharmacy is practiced is called a pharmacy, chemist's or drugstore. In the United States and Canada, drug stores commonly sell not only medicines, but also miscellaneous items such as candy, cosmetics, and magazines, as well as light refreshments or groceries. The word pharmacy is derived from its root word pharma which was a term used since the 15th–17th centuries. However, the original Greek roots from "Pharmakos" imply sorcery or even poison. In addition to pharma responsibilities, the pharma offered general medical advice and a range of services that are now performed solely by other specialist practitioners, such as surgery and midwifery. The pharma often operated through a retail shop which, in addition to ingredients for medicines, sold tobacco and patent medicines. The pharmas also used many other herbs not listed. The Greek word Pharmakeia derives from Greek: φάρμακον, meaning "drug" or "medicine".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pharmacy

    fär′ma-si, n. a department of the medical art which consists in the collecting, preparing, preserving, and dispensing of medicines: the art of preparing and mixing medicines: a drug-store.—ns. Phar′macist, a druggist, one skilled in pharmacy; Pharmacognos′tics, the sum of knowledge about drugs; Pharmacog′raphy, a description of drugs; Pharmacol′ogist, one skilled in pharmacology; Pharmacol′ogy, pharmacy; Phar′macon, a drug; Pharmacop′olist, a dealer in drugs. [Fr. pharmacie—L.,—Gr. pharmakon, a drug.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Pharmacy

    The practice of compounding and dispensing medicinal preparations.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pharmacy in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pharmacy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of pharmacy in a Sentence

  1. Randy Mire:

    The pharmacy will have no choice but to double the price.

  2. Stefano Pessina:

    People will come to the pharmacy because they want the advice.

  3. Doris Day:

    It (will) help to have at least one pharmacy we could count on.

  4. Sam Owens:

    This isn’t something you would buy at your pharmacy. You don’t know what’s in it.

  5. Stefano Pessina:

    The pharmacy world is much more complex than just delivering certain pills or certain packages.

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