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Definitions of pharmacopoeia

  1. a collection or stock of drugs Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A chemical laboratory. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. An official book of directions for the preparation of medicines; a stock of drugs. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  5. Book containing instructions in pharmacy. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Drugs collectively. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. A dispensatory or book of directions, generally published by authority for preparing medicines. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. A book which contains authorised directions for the selection and preparation of substances to be used as medicines. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

Usage examples for pharmacopoeia

  1. It is the most complicated drug in the pharmacopoeia – A Bit of Old China by Charles Warren Stoddard
  2. I doubt that it will ever be studied for its style in our new Schools of Literature; a devilish cunning if often there, but it leaves a smack of the pharmacopoeia – A Book of Prefaces by H. L. Mencken
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