Etymology
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pharmaceutical (adj.)

"pertaining to pharmacy or the art of preparing drugs," 1640s (pharmaceutic in the same sense is from 1540s), from Late Latin pharmaceuticus "of drugs," from Greek pharmakeutikos, from pharmakeus "preparer of drugs, poisoner" (see pharmacy). Pharmaceuticals "medicinal drugs" is attested by 1881. Related: Pharmaceutically.

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Definitions of pharmaceutical
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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