Phar"ma*cy (?), n. [OE. fermacie, OF. farmacie, pharmacie, F. pharmacie, Gr. , fr. to administer or use medicines, fr. medicine.]

1.

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.

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

 

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