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A person trained in pharmacy and licensed to practice.


(ˈfɑːməsɪst) or less commonly


(Pharmacology) a person qualified to prepare and dispense drugs


(ˈfɑr mə sɪst)

a person licensed to prepare and dispense drugs and medicines; druggist.


1. 'chemist'

In British English, a chemist is a person who is qualified to prepare and sell drugs and medicines.

...the pills the chemist had given him.
2. 'pharmacist'

In American English, someone like this is usually called a pharmacist.

The boy was eighteen, the son of the pharmacist at the Amity Pharmacy.
3. another meaning of 'chemist'

In both British and American English, a chemist is also a person who studies chemistry or who does work connected with chemical research.

...a research chemist.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pharmacist - a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugspharmacist - 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)
صَيْدَلي، صَيْدَلانيصَيْدَلِيٌّكِيميائِى
apótekari, lyfsali, lyfjafræîingur
dược sỹnhà hóa học


[ˈfɑːməsɪst] Nfarmacéutico/a m/f
to go to the pharmacist'sir a la farmacia


[ˈfɑːrməsɪst] npharmacien(ne) m/f


nApotheker(in) m(f); (in research) → Pharmazeut(in) m(f)


[ˈfɑːməsɪst] nfarmacista m/f


(ˈfaːməsi) plural ˈpharmacies noun
1. the preparation of medicines. He is studying pharmacy.
2. a shop etc where medicines are sold or given out. the hospital pharmacy.
ˌpharmaˈceutical (-ˈsjuːtikəl) adjective
ˈpharmacist noun
(American ˈdruggist) a person who prepares and sells medicines; a chemist.


صَيْدَلِيٌّ, كِيميائِى lékárník farmaceut Apotheke, Apotheker φαρμακοποιός farmacéutico, químico apteekkari, kemisti pharmacien kemičar, ljekarnik farmacista 薬剤師, 薬局 약국, 약사 apotheker farmasøyt, kjemiker aptekarz, farmaceuta farmacêutico фармацевт, химик apotekare, kemist เภสัชกร eczacı, kimyager dược sỹ, nhà hóa học 药剂师


n. farmacéutico-a, boticario-a.


n farmacéutico -ca mf, boticario -ria mf
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