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pharmacopeia (collection)

Definition:

a collection or stock of drugs

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

pharmacopeias

Part of:

drugstore

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

drug

Synonyms:

pharmacopoeia [British spelling] | Phar. [abbreviation] | phar. [abbreviation] | Pharm. [abbreviation] | pharm. [abbreviation]

Etymology:

"official book listing drugs and containing directions for their preparation,...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of pharmacopeia...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Pharmacopoeia | pharmacopeia | pharmacopoea

a book containing directions for the identification of samples and the preparation of compound medicines, and published by the authority of a government or a medical or pharmaceutical society. Descriptions of preparations are called monographs. In a ... (37 of 3729 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Pharmacopoeia

Britannica Encyclopedia:

pharmacopoeia [medical treatise] | pharmacopeia

book published by a government, or otherwise under official sanction, to provide standards of strength and purity for therapeutic drugs. The primary ... (22 of 170 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/455182​/pharmacopoeia

Merriam-Webster:

pharmacopoeia | pharmacopeia | pharmacopoeial [adjective, related] | pharmacopeial [adjective, related]

a book describing drugs, chemicals, and medicinal preparations ; ... | a collection or stock of drugs (16 of 74 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pharmacopoeia

Oxford Dictionary:

pharmacopeia | pharmacopoeia

Syllabification: (phar·ma·co·pe·ia) | a book, especially an official publication, containing a list of medicinal drugs with their effects and ... (18 of 66 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/pharmacopeia

American Heritage Dictionary:

pharmacopoeia | pharmacopeia [sense-specific] | pharmacopoeial [adjective, related] | pharmacopoeist [noun, related]

A book containing an official list of medicinal drugs together with articles on their preparation and use. | A collection or stock of drugs. (23 of 58 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pharmacopoeia

New World Dictionary:

pharmacopeia | pharmacopoeia | pharmacopeial [related]

an authoritative book containing a list and description of drugs and ... | [obsolete] a stock of drugs (17 of 52 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pharmacopeia

Random House Dictionary:

pharmacopoeia [pharmacology] | pharmacopeia [sense-specific]

a book published usually under the jurisdiction of the government and ... | a stock of drugs. (16 of 48 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/pharmacopoeia

Wiktionary:

pharmacopoeia | pharmacopoeias [plural] | pharmacopeias [plural] | pharmacopœia [sense-specific] | pharmacopeia [sense-specific]

An official book describing medicines or other pharmacological substances, especially their use, preparation, and regulation. | A collection of drugs. (19 of 27 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pharmacopoeia

Collins Dictionary:

pharmacopoeia | pharmacopeia [United States] | pharmacopoeial [derived] | pharmacopoeic [adjective, derived]

an authoritative book containing a list of medicinal drugs with their uses, preparation, dosages, formulas, etc (16 of 278 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pharmacopoeia

Columbia Encyclopedia:

pharmacopoeia | pharmocopeia

authoritative publication designating the properties, action, use, dosage, and standards of strength and purity of drugs. It's compiled under the ... (20 of 170 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0838696​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

pharmacopoeia [countable, medical] | pharmacopoeias [plural]

a book that lists medicines and drugs used for treating medical conditions, and describes how to prepare and use them (20 of 46 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/pharmacopoeia

Cambridge Dictionary:

drugstore [United States]

chemist (a shop where you can buy medicines, make-up, sweets, cigarettes, etc.) (12 of 21 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/drugstore

Encarta Dictionary:

pharmacopoeia | pharmacopoeias [plural] | pharmacopeia: pharmacopeias [plural] | pharmacopeias [plural] | pharmacopeia

an official compendium of quality standards for pharmacologically active substances and drug products | a stock or collection of drugs (archaic) (20 of 73 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725485​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

pharmacopeia

First use: 1620s

Origin: "official book listing drugs and containing directions for their preparation, from medical L., from Greek pharmakopoiia "preparation of drugs", ... (20 of 38 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=pharmacopeia

Oxford Dictionary:

pharmacopeia | pharmacopoeia

First use: early 17th century

Origin: modern Latin, from Greek pharmakopoiia "art of preparing drugs", based on pharmakon "drug" + -poios "making"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/pharmacopeia

pharmacopoeia | pharmacopeia [United States]

Origin: early 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek pharmakopoiia "art of preparing drugs", based on pharmakon "drug" + -poios "making"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/pharmacopoeia

New World Dictionary:

pharmacopeia

Origin: Modern Latin from Greek pharmakopoiïa from pharmakon, drug + poiein, to make: see "poet"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pharmacopeia

American Heritage Dictionary:

pharmacopoeia

Origin: New Latin, from Greek pharmakopoiiā, preparation of drugs, from pharmakopoios, preparing drugs: pharmako-, ... (13 of 24 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pharmacopoeia

Collins Dictionary:

pharmacopoeia | pharmacopeia [United States]

First use: 17th century

Origin: via New Latin from Greek pharmakopoiia art of preparing drugs, from pharmaco- + -poiia, from poiein to make

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pharmacopoeia

Merriam-Webster:

pharmacopoeia | pharmacopeia

First use: 1621

Origin: New Latin, from Late Greek pharmakopoiia preparation of drugs, from Greek pharmako- + poiein to make

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/pharmacopoeia

Wiktionary:

pharmacopoeia | pharmacopoeias [plural]

Origin: French pharmacopée and post-classical Latin pharmacopoeia, from Hellenistic Ancient Greek φαρμακοποιία (pharmakopoiia, "preparation of drugs").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/pharmacopoeia

Encarta Dictionary:

pharmacopoeia | pharmacopoeias [plural] | pharmacopeia: pharmacopeias [plural] | pharmacopeias [plural]

First use: Early 17th century

Origin: modern Latin from Greek pharmakopoiia "preparing of drugs" from pharmakon "drug"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725485​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

pharmacopoeia | pharmacopeia [United States]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "pharmacopeia"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/pharmacopoeia

the Free Dictionary:

pharmacopeia

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "pharmacopeia"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "pharmacopeia" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/pharmacopeia

pharmacopoeia

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "pharmacopoeia"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "pharmacopoeia"

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YourDictionary Audio:

pharmacopeia

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "pharmacopeia" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/pharmacopeia

pharmacopoeia

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "pharmacopoeia" by speech synthesizer

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

pharmacopoeia [countable, medical] | pharmacopoeias [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "pharmacopoeia"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/pharmacopoeia

Macmillan American Dictionary:

pharmacopoeia [countable, medical] | pharmacopoeias [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pharmacopoeia"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/pharmacopoeia

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

pharmacopoeia

Audio: North American pronunciation of "pharmacopoeia"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=pharmo​01 word=pharmacopoeia

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