Phar`ma*ceu"tic (?), Phar`ma*ceu"tic*al (?), a. [L. pharmaceuticus, Gr. , fr. : cf. F. pharmaceutique. See Pharmacy.]
Of or pertaining to the knowledge or art of pharmacy, or to the art of preparing medicines according to the rules or formulas of pharmacy; as, pharmaceutical preparations.
Pharmaceutical chemistry, that department of chemistry which ascertains or regulates the composition of medicinal substances.
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