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pharmaceutical (adj.)

“与药剂学或制备药物的艺术有关”, 1640年代(pharmaceutic 同义为1540年代), 来自晚期拉丁文 pharmaceuticus “药物的”, 来自希腊文 pharmakeutikos, 来自 pharmakeus “药物的制备者, 毒药师” (见 pharmacy). Pharmaceuticals “medicinal drugs” 由1881年得到证明. 相关内容: Pharmaceutically.

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Definitions of pharmaceutical from WordNet
1
pharmaceutical (adj.)
of or relating to drugs used in medical treatment;
pharmaceutical (adj.)
of or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists;
the pharmaceutical industry
Synonyms: pharmaceutic
2
pharmaceutical (n.)
drug or medicine that is prepared or dispensed in pharmacies and used in medical treatment;
Synonyms: pharmaceutic
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