chemist


chemist
chemist 1560s, chymist, "alchemist," from Fr. chimiste, from Mod.L. chimista, reduced from alchimista (see ALCHEMY (Cf. alchemy)). Modern spelling is from c.1790. Meaning "chemical scientist" is from 1620s; meaning "dealer in medicinal drugs" (mostly in England) is from 1745.

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  • chemist — chem‧ist [ˈkemst] also chemist s noun [countable] shop where you can buy medicines, beauty products etc; = DRUGSTORE AmE * * * chemist UK US /ˈkemɪst/ noun [C] ► a person who studies chemistry, or a scientist who works with chemicals …   Financial and business terms

  • chemist's — n. a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold; a {drugstore}. [British] Syn: drugstore, apothecary s shop, chemist s shop, dispensary, pharmacy. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chemist — Chem ist, n. [Shortened from alchemist; cf. F. chimiste.] A person versed in chemistry or given to chemical investigation; an analyst; a maker or seller of chemicals or drugs. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chemist — (Chemista), so v.w. Chemiker …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • chemist — *druggist, apothecary, pharmacist …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • chemist — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a person who is authorized to dispense medicinal drugs. 2) Brit. a shop where medicinal drugs are dispensed and toiletries and other medical goods are sold. 3) a person engaged in chemical research or experiments. ORIGIN Latin… …   English terms dictionary

  • chemist — [kem′ist] n. [aphetic < ALCHEMIST] 1. an expert or specialist in chemistry 2. Brit. a pharmacist 3. Obs. an alchemist …   English World dictionary

  • chemist — [[t]ke̱mɪst[/t]] chemists 1) N COUNT: oft the N A chemist or a chemist s is a shop where drugs and medicines are sold or given out, and where you can buy cosmetics and some household goods. Compare , pharmacy. [BRIT] There are many creams… …   English dictionary

  • Chemist — This article is about a scientific profession. For other uses, see Chemist (disambiguation). A chemist pours from a round bottom flask. A chemist is a scientist trained in the study of chemistry. Chemists study the composition of matter and its… …   Wikipedia

  • chemist's — noun a retail shop where medicine and other articles are sold • Syn: ↑drugstore, ↑apothecary s shop, ↑chemist s shop, ↑pharmacy • Derivationally related forms: ↑pharmaceutic (for: ↑pharmacy) …   Useful english dictionary


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