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Borrowed from Old French farmacie (modern French pharmacie), from Medieval Latin pharmacia, from Ancient Greek φαρμακεία (pharmakeía, the use of drugs), from φάρμακον (phármakon, a drug, charm, enchantment), from φαρμακίς (pharmakís, witch).

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pharmacy (countable and uncountable, plural pharmacies)

  1. (countable) A place where prescription drugs are dispensed, a dispensary.
  2. (uncountable) The science of medicinal substances comprising pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, phytochemistry and forensics.
  3. (uncountable) The occupation of a pharmacist.

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