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apothecary

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noun apoth·e·cary \ə-ˈpä-thə-ˌker-ē, -ˌke-rē\

Simple Definition of apothecary

  • : a person who prepared and sold medicines in past times

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of apothecary

plural

apothecaries

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

  2. 2 :  pharmacy

Examples of apothecary in a sentence

  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 and Etymology 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


APOTHECARY Defined for Kids

apothecary

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noun apoth·e·cary \ə-ˈpä-thə-ˌker-ē\

Definition of apothecary for Students

plural

apothecaries




Medical Dictionary

apothecary

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noun apoth·e·cary \ə-ˈpäth-ə-ˌker-ē\

Medical Definition of apothecary

plural

apothecaries

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

  2. 2:  pharmacy 2a





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