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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Drugs, medicines
pharmaceuticalphar‧ma‧ceu‧ti‧cal /ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪkəl◂ $ ˌfɑːrməˈsuː-/ ●○○ adjective [only before noun]  MDrelating to the production of drugs and medicines the pharmaceutical industry pharmaceutical products
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pharmaceuticalOpportunities exist in University departments and research institutes, in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and medicine.At the industrial level, pharmaceutical and other biomedical enterprises do all they can to promote their products.the large pharmaceutical companiesWithin the pharmaceutical division, prescription drug sales rose 9 percent in local currencies.Bulk salt is rigorously tested before being mixed with pharmaceutical grade chemicals.Switzer-land does not have a big enough population to support a solely domestic pharmaceutical industry.Diversa estimates the market for effective enzymes at $ 12 billion, including $ 5 billion in pharmaceutical manufacturing alone.So I made some calls and some people are some pharmaceutical places are gon na come in.In Stockholm, equities retreated broadly, hurt by climbing bond yields and weakness in the pharmaceutical sector.
From Longman Business Dictionarypharmaceuticalphar‧ma‧ceu‧ti‧cal /ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪkəl◂ˌfɑːrməˈsuː-/ adjective [only before a noun] concerned with the development and production of drugs and medicinesresearch carried out by pharmaceutical companiesa Germanpharmaceutical giant (=very large pharmaceutical company)
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