apothecary

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apoth·e·cary

noun \ə-ˈpä-thə-ˌker-ē, -ˌke-rē\

: a person who prepared and sold medicines in past times

plural apoth·e·car·ies

Full Definition of APOTHECARY

1
:  one who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes
2
:  pharmacy

Examples of APOTHECARY

  1. <in olden days the apothecary had few drugs that actually cured anything, most substances being little more than pain relievers>
  2. <the historic village boasts an old-fashioned apothecary that's been there for almost a century and a half>

Origin of APOTHECARY

Middle English apothecarie, from Medieval Latin apothecarius, from Late Latin, shopkeeper, from Latin apotheca storehouse, from Greek apothēkē, from apotithenai to put away, from apo- + tithenai to put — more at do
First Known Use: 14th century

Related to APOTHECARY

Synonyms
druggist, chemist [British], pharmacist

Other Pharmacology Terms

anodyne, cathartic, emetic, emollient, liniment, paregoric, poultice, purgative, soporific, spectrum

apoth·e·cary

noun \ə-ˈpäth-ə-ˌker-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural apoth·e·car·ies

Medical Definition of APOTHECARY

1
: a person who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes : druggist, pharmacist
2
: pharmacy 2a

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