[fahr-muh-sist] /ˈfɑr mə sɪst/

a person licensed to prepare and dispense drugs and medicines; druggist; apothecary; pharmaceutical chemist.
a person qualified to prepare and dispense drugs

1811; see pharmacy + -ist. Replaced obsolete pharmacian (1720). The Latin word was pharmacopola, the Greek pharmakopoles.

pharmacist phar·ma·cist (fär’mə-sĭst)
One who prepares and dispenses drugs; a druggist.


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