pharmacist

[ fahr-muh-sist ]
/ ˈfɑr mə sɪst /

noun

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

First recorded in 1825–35; pharmac(y) + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for pharmacist

pharmacist

less commonly pharmaceutist (ˌfɑːməˈsjuːtɪst)

/ (ˈfɑːməsɪst) /

noun

a person qualified to prepare and dispense drugs
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Word Origin and History for pharmacist

pharmacist


n.

1811; see pharmacy + -ist. Replaced obsolete pharmacian (1720). The Latin word was pharmacopola, the Greek pharmakopoles.

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Medicine definitions for pharmacist

pharmacist

[ färmə-sĭst ]

n.

One who prepares and dispenses drugs; a druggist.
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