chemist
noun Etymology: New Latin chimista, short for Medieval Latin alchimista Date: 1562 1. a. obsolete alchemist b. one trained in chemistry 2. British pharmacist

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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 — 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 — 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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 */*/ — UK [ˈkemɪst] / US noun [countable] Word forms chemist : singular chemist plural chemists 1) chemist or chemist s British a shop that sells medicines, beauty products, and toiletries 2) British someone who works in a chemist s shop preparing and… …   English dictionary

  • chemist — noun 1 (BrE) person who prepares and sells medicines ⇨ See also druggist ADJECTIVE ▪ local ▪ dispensing PHRASES ▪ chemist s shop, the chemist s ▪ I ve …   Collocations dictionary

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