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Pronunciation:  u'pâthu`keree

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs

APOTHECARY is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: chemist, druggist, pharmacist, pill pusher, pill roller
 See Also: caregiver, health care provider, health professional, pharmaceutical chemist, pharmacologist



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*poth"e*ca*ry\, n.; pl. {Apothecaries}. [OE.
apotecarie, fr. LL. apothecarius, fr. L. apotheca storehouse,
Gr. apo, fr. ? to put away; ? from + ? to put: cf. F.
apothicaire, OF. apotecaire. See {Thesis}.]
One who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal

Note: In England an apothecary is one of a privileged class
      of practitioners -- a kind of sub-physician. The
      surgeon apothecary is the ordinary family medical
      attendant. One who sells drugs and makes up
      prescriptions is now commonly called in England a
      druggist or a pharmaceutical chemist.

{Apothecaries' weight}, the system of weights by which
   medical prescriptions were formerly compounded. The pound
   and ounce are the same as in Troy weight; they differ only
   in the manner of subdivision. The ounce is divided into 8
   drams, 24 scruples, 480 grains. See {Troy weight}.

Easton Bible Dictionary

rendered in the margin and the Revised Version "perfumer," in Ex. 30:25; 37:29; Eccl. 10:1. The holy oils and ointments were prepared by priests properly qualified for this office. The feminine plural form of the Hebrew word is rendered "confectionaries" in 1 Sam. 8:13.

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