from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A prescription for medicine or a medical appliance.
- n. A remedy, cure, or solution for a disorder or problem.
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- abbr. prescription (from a doctor)
- abbr. Receive (in electronic systems).
Alteration of ℞, symbol used in prescriptions, abbreviation of Latin recipe, singular imperative of recipere, to take; see receive.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)