Dispensary vs Pharmacy - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between dispensary and pharmacy

is that dispensary is a place or room where something is dispensed while pharmacy is a place where prescription drugs are dispensed, a dispensary.

dispensary

English

Noun

(dispensaries)
  • A place or room where something is dispensed.
  • A room specifically designed for the dispensing of drugs; a pharmacy.
  • An institution that dispenses medical supplies and advice.
  • A place where medical cannabis is sold (marijuana or cannabis dispensary)
  • pharmacy

    English

    Noun

    (pharmacies)
  • A place where prescription drugs are dispensed, a dispensary.
  • The science of medicinal substances comprising pharmaceutics, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmacology, phytochemistry and forensics.
  • The occupation of a pharmacist.
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