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