apothecary


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a·poth·e·car·y

 (ə-pŏth′ĭ-kĕr′ē)
n. pl. a·poth·e·car·ies
1. One that prepares and sells drugs and other medicines; a pharmacist.
2. See pharmacy.

[Middle English apotecarie, from Old French apotecaire and from Medieval Latin apothēcārius, both from Late Latin, clerk, from Latin apothēca, storehouse, from Greek apothēkē : apo-, away; see apo- + thēkē, receptacle; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.]

apothecary

(əˈpɒθɪkərɪ)
n, pl -caries
1. (Pharmacology) an archaic word for pharmacist
2. (Law) law a chemist licensed by the Society of Apothecaries of London to prescribe, prepare, and sell drugs
[C14: from Old French apotecaire, from Late Latin apothēcārius warehouseman, from apothēca, from Greek apothēkē storehouse]

a•poth•e•car•y

(əˈpɒθ əˌkɛr i)

n., pl. -car•ies.
1. a druggist; pharmacist.
2. a pharmacy; drugstore.
[1325–75; Middle English (< Old French) < Medieval Latin apothēcārius seller of spices and drugs, Late Latin: shopkeeper]

apothecary

1. apharmacy.
2. a pharmacist.
See also: Drugs
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.apothecary - a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugsapothecary - a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
caregiver, health care provider, health professional, PCP, primary care provider - a person who helps in identifying or preventing or treating illness or disability
pharmaceutical chemist, pharmacologist - someone trained in the science of drugs (their composition and uses and effects)
Translations
apotekaapotekarljekarnaljekarnik
patikapatikus
apótekapótekari
lekarna

apothecary

(o.f.) [əˈpɒθɪkərɪ] Nboticario m

apothecary

[əˈpɒθɪkri] (old-fashioned) napothicaire m

apothecary

n (old)Apotheker(in) m(f); apothecaries’ weights and measuresApothekergewichte und -maße

apothecary

[əˈpɒθɪkərɪ] nfarmacista m/f
References in classic literature ?
At all events, the health of the good town of Boston, so far as medicine had aught to do with it, had hitherto lain in the guardianship of an aged deacon and apothecary, whose piety and godly deportment were stronger testimonials in his favour than any that he could have produced in the shape of a diploma.
It had an apothecary, a blacksmith, a plumber, several shops of one sort and another, two churches, and many boarding-houses; but all its interests gathered about its seminary and its academy.
Jennings's advice, of sending for the Palmers' apothecary.
Reed, I presume, from after-occurrences, that the apothecary ventured to recommend my being sent to school; and the recommendation was no doubt readily enough adopted; for as Abbot said, in discussing the subject with Bessie when both sat sewing in the nursery one night, after I was in bed, and, as they thought, asleep, "Missis was, she dared say, glad enough to get rid of such a tiresome, ill- conditioned child, who always looked as if she were watching everybody, and scheming plots underhand.
I saw a little apothecary there - surgeon, or whatever he is - who brought your worship into the world.
Then she took some butter (not too much) on a knife and spread it on the loaf, in an apothecary kind of way, as if she were making a plaister - using both sides of the knife with a slapping dexterity, and trimming and moulding the butter off round the crust.
The peasant, fumbling in his bosom with a trembling hand, produced a small box, bearing some Hebrew characters on the lid, which was, with most of the audience, a sure proof that the devil had stood apothecary.
The apothecary and all the people thought he must be mad, so they let him go.
He was the usual cut and dry apothecary, of no particular age and colour, with a strong Edinburgh accent and about as emotional as a bagpipe.
The apothecary came, and having examined his patient, said, as might be supposed, that she had caught a violent cold, and that they must endeavour to get the better of it; advised her to return to bed, and promised her some draughts.
Well; twice or thrice has she passed before his sight, each time with a heavier step, a paler cheek, and more anxious brow; and in the third week of his non-appearance he detects a portent of evil entering the house, in the guise of an apothecary.
I lay and lay, and was doctored and doctored,; until at last I drove the physicians from me, and called in an apothecary from Nicolai who had cured an old woman of a malady similar to my own--cured her merely with a little hayseed.