Pharmaceutical chemistry
Pharmaceutic Phar`ma*ceu"tic (f[aum]r`m[.a]*s[=u]"t[i^]k), Pharmaceutical Phar`ma*ceu"tic*al (-t[i^]*kal), a. [L. pharmaceuticus, Gr. farmakeytiko`s, fr. farmakey`ein: cf. F. pharmaceutique. See {Pharmacy}.] Of or pertaining to the knowledge or art of pharmacy, or to the art of preparing medicines according to the rules or formulas of pharmacy; as, pharmaceutical preparations. -- {Phar`ma*ceu"tic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

{Pharmaceutical chemistry}, that department of chemistry which ascertains or regulates the composition of medicinal substances. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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