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pharmaceutical

adjective [not gradable]  /ˌfɑr·məˈsu·t̬ɪ·kəl/ us  
connected with the science, preparation, and production of medicines: the pharmaceutical industry

pharmaceutical

noun [C]  /ˌfɑr·məˈsu·t̬ɪ·kəl/ us  
a drug that is made by a big drug company: Dozens of pharmaceuticals have been detected in minute quantities in treated wastewater. infml A pharmaceutical is also a big drug company: Don't expect major pharmaceuticals to let reforms pass without a well-funded political fight.
Translations of “pharmaceutical”
in Chinese (Traditional) 製藥的…
in Russian фармацевтический…
in Turkish eczacılığa ait, ilaç yapımıyla ilgili…
in Chinese (Simplified) 制药的…
in Polish farmaceutyczny…
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