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Main Entry: Rx

Posted by Bruce Kahl on August 24, 2000

In Reply to: A symbol posted by Frankie on August 23, 2000

: This is not exactly a phrase but a symbol.
: The pharmaceutical symbol Rx or is it Px?

Main Entry: Rx
Pronunciation: "är-'eks
Function: noun
Etymology: alteration of , symbol used at the beginning of a prescription, abbreviation for Latin recipe, literally, take -- more at RECIPE
Latin, take, imperative of recipere to take, receive --
Date: 1926
: a medical prescription