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pharmaceutical

adjective uk   /ˌfɑː.məˈsuː.tɪ.kəl/ us    /ˌfɑːr.məˈsuː.t̬ɪ-/
connected with the production of medicines: the pharmaceutical industry a pharmaceutical company/product/journal

pharmaceutical

noun [C usually plural] uk   /ˌfɑː.məˈsuː.tɪ.kəl/ us    /ˌfɑːr.məˈsuː.t̬ɪ-/ specialized
a medicine
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