n. pl. phar·ma·cies
1. The art of preparing and dispensing medical drugs.
2. A place where medical drugs are prepared, dispensed, or sold. Also called apothecary.
[Middle English farmacie, a purgative, from Old French, from Medieval Latin pharmacīa, a medicine, from Greek pharmakeia, use of drugs, from pharmakon, drug.]
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