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pharmacopoeia n : a collection or stock of drugs

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From pharmacopée and post-classical pharmacopoeia, from Hellenistic sc=Grek.


  • /fɑːməkəˈpiːə/


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


official book of medicines
  • German: Arzneibuch
  • Hungarian: gyógyszerkönyv
  • Spanish: farmacopea
a collection of drugs

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This article is based on a 1911 encyclopaedia.
pharmacopoeia in Catalan: Farmacopea
pharmacopoeia in Danish: Farmakope
pharmacopoeia in German: Arzneibuch
pharmacopoeia in Spanish: Farmacopea
pharmacopoeia in French: Pharmacopée
pharmacopoeia in Italian: Farmacopea
pharmacopoeia in Hungarian: Gyógyszerkönyv
pharmacopoeia in Dutch: Farmacopee
pharmacopoeia in Japanese: 薬局方
pharmacopoeia in Norwegian: Farmakopé
pharmacopoeia in Polish: Farmakopea
pharmacopoeia in Romanian: Farmacopee
pharmacopoeia in Russian: Фармакопея
pharmacopoeia in Slovenian: Farmakopeja
pharmacopoeia in Serbian: Фармакопеја
pharmacopoeia in Swedish: Farmakopé
pharmacopoeia in Ukrainian: Фармакопейна стаття
pharmacopoeia in Chinese: 药典
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