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 History of this Word

"pharmaco" is from "pharmakon" (drug or poison) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"pharmaco-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "drugs" or "medicine" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

pharmaco- illustration Pharmacists are becoming more involved in making decisions regarding drug therapy and in counseling patients.
pharmaco- illustration Pharmacolite is a rather rare arsenic mineral.