- a person licensed to prepare and dispense drugs and medicines; druggist; apothecary; pharmaceutical chemist.
Also phar·ma·ceu·tist [fahr-muh-soo-tist] /ˌfɑr məˈsu tɪst/.
Origin of pharmacist
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Examples from the Web for pharmacist
Maurice de Palo, a pharmacist at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx.New York Nurses Are the Calm in Ebola’s Storm
October 21, 2014
A pharmacist told her the medication was for women—and her identification still listed her as a male.Obamacare Now Pays for Gender Reassignment
Kaiser Health News
August 25, 2014
But no, they picked a medication that would make every doctor, nurse, and pharmacist in the audience choke on their popcorn.Scandal’s Finale Featured One of the Most Preposterous TV Deaths Ever
April 19, 2014
A more recent wrinkle is the doctor who prescribes from his own office, cutting out the middleman (read: pharmacist).New Study Says Doctors Can’t “Just Say No” to Their Patients
March 31, 2014
There is no such thing as a Medicare doctor, hospital, or pharmacist.Paul Ryan’s Medicare Misconceptions
August 20, 2012
I suppose he had to go and learn to be a pharmacist, but—it's hard on me.Prudence Says So
She did not know what doctor prescribed the medicaments, nor the pharmacist who supplied them.She Stands Accused
Addiction to a drug incapacitates the pharmacist for filling prescriptions.Habits that Handicap
Charles B. Towns
What then, I repeat, must the pharmacist do to succeed, personally and professionally?
I do not want the pharmacist to go the way of the book dealers.
less commonly pharmaceutist (ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪst)
- a person qualified to prepare and dispense drugs
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Word Origin and History for pharmacist
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- One who prepares and dispenses drugs; a druggist.
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