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pharmaceuticaladjective [not gradable]

us   /ˌfɑr·məˈsu·t̬ɪ·kəl/
connected with the science, preparation, and production of medicines: the pharmaceutical industry

pharmaceuticalnoun [C]

us   /ˌfɑr·məˈsu·t̬ɪ·kəl/
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.
(Definition of pharmaceutical from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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pharmaceuticaladjective

uk   /ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪkəl/ us   /ˌfɑrməˈsuːtɪkəl/
connected with the production of medicines: the pharmaceutical industry a pharmaceutical company/product/journal The British pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca employs about 5,000 people in the town.

pharmaceuticalnoun [C, usually plural]

uk   /ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪkəl/ us   /ˌfɑrməˈsuːtɪkəl/
a medicine: Pharmaceuticals account for 10% of the country's non-oil exports.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET shares in companies connected with the production of medicines: Pharmaceuticals rose and airline stocks fell after the outbreak of swine flu.
(Definition of pharmaceutical from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pharmaceutical”
in Chinese (Simplified) 制药的…
in Turkish eczacılığa ait, ilaç yapımıyla ilgili…
in Russian фармацевтический…
in Chinese (Traditional) 製藥的…
in Polish farmaceutyczny…
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