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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Drugs, medicines
pharmacyphar‧ma‧cy /ˈfɑːməsi $ ˈfɑːr-/ ●●● S3 noun (plural pharmacies)  1 [countable]MDSHOP/STORE a shop or a part of a shop where medicines are prepared and sold syn chemist British English an all-night pharmacy2 [countable] the place where medicines are prepared in a hospital3 [uncountable]MD the study or practice of preparing drugs and medicines
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pharmacyThey are available at pharmacies for a suggested price of $ 19. 95.Patients whose ability to take medicines is a critical issue could be encouraged to use the same community pharmacy on each occasion.Tablets were provided by Merck, Sharp, and Dohme and were kept with the randomisation schedule in the hospital pharmacy.Responding to weekend press comment the company said yesterday that it had received offers for its Superdrug pharmacy chain.At first he marketed his yogurt through pharmacies.
From Longman Business Dictionarypharmacyphar‧ma‧cy /ˈfɑːməsiˈfɑːr-/ noun (plural pharmacies) [countable] especially American English a shop where there are specially trained staff who can sell or give out medicines as ordered by a doctor
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