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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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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)



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