Definition of APOTHECARY

a person who prepares drugs according to a doctor's prescription <in olden days the apothecary had few drugs that actually cured anything, most substances being little more than pain relievers>
Synonyms apothecary, chemist [British], pharmacist
Related Words pharmacologist
a retail store where medicines and miscellaneous articles are sold <the historic village boasts an old-fashioned apothecary that's been there for almost a century and a half>
Related Words dispensary; sick bay

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