from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A book containing an official list of medicinal drugs together with articles on their preparation and use.
  • n. A collection or stock of drugs.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An official book describing medicines or other pharmacological substances, especially their use, preparation, and regulation.
  • n. A collection of drugs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A book or treatise describing the drugs, preparations, etc., used in medicine; especially, one that is issued by official authority and considered as an authoritative standard.
  • n. A chemical laboratory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A book of formulæ or directions for the preparation, etc., of medicines, generally published by authority.
  • n. A chemical laboratory.
  • n. A collection of drugs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. (pharmacology) a book containing a compilation of pharmaceutical products with their formulas and methods of preparation
  • n. a collection or stock of drugs


New Latin, from Greek pharmakopoiiā, preparation of drugs, from pharmakopoios, preparing drugs : pharmako-, pharmaco- + poiein, to make; see kwei-2 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French pharmacopée and post-classical Latin pharmacopoeia, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek φαρμακοποιία (pharmakopoiia, "preparation of drugs"). (Wiktionary)



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