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Definition of pharming noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the process of changing the genes of an animal or a plant so that it produces large quantities of a substance, especially for use in medicine cows and sheep used in pharming pharming technology From “farming” and “pharmaceutical.”
  2. 2the practice of secretly changing computer files or software so that visitors to a popular Web site are sent to a different Web site instead, without their knowledge, where their personal details are stolen and used to steal money from them compare phishing
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: pharming