Medicinal vs Pharmaceutical - What's the difference?

medicinal | pharmaceutical |


As adjectives the difference between medicinal and pharmaceutical

is that medicinal is medicinal while pharmaceutical is (medicine) of, or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists.

As a noun pharmaceutical is

(medicine) a pharmaceutical or pharmacological preparation or product; a drug.

medicinal

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Having the properties of medicine, or pertaining to medicine; medical.
  • Tending or used to cure disease or relieve pain.
  • Tasting like medicine; particularly of sweetish artificial flavours similar to cherry, almond or licorice.
  • See also

    * salutary

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any plant that can be used for medicinal purposes.
  • Anagrams

    * ----

    pharmaceutical

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (medicine) Of, or relating to pharmacy or pharmacists.
  • Derived terms

    * pharmaceutical chemistry * pharmaceutical industry * pharmaceutical sciences

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine) A pharmaceutical or pharmacological preparation or product; a drug.
  • Synonyms
    * See also