What does the word pharmacopoeia mean?

  • A work, containing a collection of formulae for the pre-paration, &c., of medicines: generally published by authority. Formerly, a chemical laboratory, Labaratorium chymicum seu pharmacenticum

Usage examples for pharmacopoeia

  1. I asked, as I read out a formula more studiously occult than those of the Pharmacopoeia. – Across the Zodiac by Percy Greg
  2. " Horace is an enviable fellow," said Willoughby, wise in The Book, which bids us ever, for an assuagement to fancy our friend's condition worse than our own, and recommends the deglutition of irony as the most balsamic for wounds in the whole moral pharmacopoeia. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. I doubt that it will ever be studied for its style in our new Schools of Literature; a devilish cunning if often there, but it leaves a smack of the pharmacopoeia. – A Book of Prefaces by H. L. Mencken
  4. Designed as a Comprehensive Supplement to the Pharmacopoeia, and General Book of Reference for the Manufacturer, Tradesman, Amateur, and Heads of Families. – Hand-Book of Practical Cookery for Ladies and Professional Cooks by Pierre Blot
  5. It has not yet found its way either into the pharmacopoeia or into the literature of toxicology. – The Adventure of the Devil's Foot by Arthur Conan Doyle

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