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chemist

[ kem-ist ]
/ ˈkɛm ɪst /
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noun
a specialist in chemistry.
British. a druggist.
Obsolete. alchemist.
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Origin of chemist

1555–65; <Greek chēm(ía) alchemy + -ist; replacing chymist<Medieval Latin alchimista

OTHER WORDS FROM chemist

non·chem·ist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for chemist

chemist
/ (ˈkɛmɪst) /

noun
British a shop selling medicines, cosmetics, etc
British a qualified dispenser of prescribed medicines
a person studying, trained in, or engaged in chemistry
an obsolete word for alchemist

Word Origin for chemist

C16: from earlier chimist, from New Latin chimista, shortened from Medieval Latin alchimista alchemist
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