Definition of pharmacopoeia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(North American English also pharmacopeia) noun
BrE BrE//ˌfɑːməkəˈpiːə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfɑːrməkəˈpiːə//
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an official book containing a list of medicines and drugs and instructions for their use Word Originearly 17th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek pharmakopoiia ‘art of preparing drugs’, based on pharmakon ‘drug’ + -poios ‘making’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pharmacopoeia