Animal vs Farmaceutical - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between animal and farmaceutical

is that animal is in scientific usage, a multicellular organism that is usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from plants and fungi) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms (distinguishing it from plants) while farmaceutical is (pharmacology|medicine) a medically valuable compound produced from modified agricultural crops or animals (usually through biotechnology).

As adjectives the difference between animal and farmaceutical

is that animal is of or relating to animals while farmaceutical is (pharmacology|medicine) of or pertaining to farmaceuticals.

animal

English

(wikipedia animal)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), from (etyl) (m), a nominal use of an adjective from (m), neuter of (m), from ).

Noun

(en noun)
  • In scientific usage, a multicellular organism that is usually mobile, whose cells are not encased in a rigid cell wall (distinguishing it from plants and fungi) and which derives energy solely from the consumption of other organisms (distinguishing it from plants).
  • In non-scientific usage, any member of the kingdom Animalia other than a human being.
  • In non-scientific usage, any land-living vertebrate (i.e. not birds, fishes, insects etc.).
  • * {{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author=(Henry Petroski)
  • , title= Geothermal Energy , volume=101, issue=4, magazine=(American Scientist) , passage=Ancient nomads, wishing to ward off the evening chill and enjoy a meal around a campfire, had to collect wood and then spend time and effort coaxing the heat of friction out from between sticks to kindle a flame. With more settled people, animals were harnessed to capstans or caged in treadmills to turn grist into meal.}}
  • (figuratively) A person who behaves wildly; a bestial, brutal, brutish, cruel, or inhuman person.
  • (informal) A person of a particular type.
  • Synonyms
    * (organism) beast, creature * (non-human organism) beast * (person who behaves wildly) brute, monster, savage
    Hyponyms
    * See also

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) animalis, from either or animus. Originally distinct from the noun, it became associated with attributive use of the noun and is now indistinguishable from it.

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Of or relating to animals.
  • animal instincts
  • Raw, base, unhindered by social codes.
  • animal passions
  • Pertaining to the spirit or soul; relating to sensation or innervation.
  • * 2003', To explain what activated the flesh, ‘'''animal spirits’ were posited, superfine fluids which shuttled between the mind and the vitals, conveying messages and motion. — Roy Porter, ''Flesh in the Age of Reason (Penguin 2004, p. 47)
  • (slang, Ireland) Excellent.
  • Synonyms
    * (of animals) beastly, bestial * (unhindered by social codes) animalistic, beastly, bestial, untamed, wild
    Derived terms
    {{der3, animalistic , animal liberation , animal magnetism , manimal}}

    See also

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    Anagrams

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    farmaceutical

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (pharmacology, medicine) Of or pertaining to farmaceuticals.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (pharmacology, medicine) A medically valuable compound produced from modified agricultural crops or animals (usually through biotechnology).
  • * {{quote-journal, year=2002, month=Spring, author=ETC Group, title=Genetic Pollution in Mexico's Center of Maize Diversity, work=Backgrounder, volume=8, issue=2 citation
  • , passage=Of course industry assures us that biotech's "farmaceuticals " would never be allowed to grow in proximity to related plants and wild relatives, and that measures will be taken to mitigate the spread of transgenes from pharma crops and biofortified plants.}}