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Chemist vs. Apothecary

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Main Difference

The main difference between Chemist and Apothecary is that the Chemist is a scientist trained in the study of chemistry and Apothecary is a historical name for a medical professional now called a pharmacist.

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Wikipedia
  • Chemist (noun)

    A person who specializes in the science of chemistry, especially at a professional level.

  • Chemist (noun)

    A pharmacist.

  • Chemist (noun)

    A pharmacy.

  • Chemist (noun)

    An alchemist.

  • Apothecary (noun)

    A person who makes and provides/sells drugs and/or medicines.

  • Apothecary (noun)

    A drugstore or pharmacy.

Wiktionary
  • Chemist (noun)

    a shop where medicinal drugs are dispensed and sold, and in which toiletries and other medical goods can be purchased.

    "antihistamine tablets are freely available in chemists"

  • Chemist (noun)

    a person authorized to dispense medicinal drugs.

  • Chemist (noun)

    a person engaged in chemical research or experiments

    "chemists have developed catalysts that can turn low-grade fuels into petrol"

  • Apothecary (noun)

    a person who prepared and sold medicines and drugs.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Chemist (noun)

    A person versed in chemistry or given to chemical investigation; an analyst; a maker or seller of chemicals or drugs.

  • Apothecary (noun)

    One who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes.

Webster Dictionary
  • Chemist (noun)

    a scientist who specializes in chemistry

  • Chemist (noun)

    a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs

  • Apothecary (noun)

    a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs

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