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Pharmacist vs. Apothecary

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Main Difference

The main difference between Pharmacist and Apothecary is that the Pharmacist is a healthcare professional who practices in pharmacy and Apothecary is a historical name for a medical professional now called a pharmacist.

Wikipedia
  • Pharmacist (noun)

    A professional who dispenses prescription drugs in a hospital or retail pharmacy.

  • Pharmacist (noun)

    One who studies pharmacy.

  • Apothecary (noun)

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

  • Apothecary (noun)

    A drugstore or pharmacy.

Wiktionary
  • Pharmacist (noun)

    a person who is professionally qualified to prepare and dispense medicinal drugs.

  • Apothecary (noun)

    a person who prepared and sold medicines and drugs.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Pharmacist (noun)

    One skilled in pharmacy; a pharmaceutist; a druggist.

  • Apothecary (noun)

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

Webster Dictionary
  • Pharmacist (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

Princeton's WordNet

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