chemist

noun
chem·​ist | \ ˈke-mist How to pronounce chemist (audio) \

Definition of chemist

1a obsolete : alchemist
b : one trained in chemistry
2 British : pharmacist

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Examples of chemist in a Sentence

let's ask the chemist whether it's safe to take these two drugs together

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The Double Helix Form of DNA (1951) A chemist and X-ray crystallographer, Franklin played a pivotal role in the discovery of the molecular structures of DNA and RNA. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "32 Women Who’ve Changed Life As We Know It," 31 Mar. 2019 Case in point: Quercetano olive oil, which Davines chemists used to formulate a gentle cleansing agent. Jennifer Goldstein, Marie Claire, "Davines' Newest Shampoo Took 203 Years to Make," 8 May 2019 More than a dozen references mention the commune chemist Puja stirring up drugs to keep people in check at the ranch. Maxine Bernstein, OregonLive.com, "Mystery diary of Rajneesh secrets discovered in locked file cabinet from commune," 22 Apr. 2018 Her untimely death at age 24 resulted in another chemist, Arthur Dean, taking credit for her work. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "32 Women Who’ve Changed Life As We Know It," 31 Mar. 2019 Osamu Shimomura, 90, a survivor of the atomic blast in Nagasaki and a Nobel-winning chemist, died Oct. 19 in Nagasaki, according to the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Seattle Times Staff & News Services, The Seattle Times, "This week’s passages," 26 Oct. 2018 These reactions were explored further by actual human chemists, who identified both ring-breaking and ring-forming reactions this way. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "AI plus a chemistry robot finds all the reactions that will work," 18 July 2018 At the age of 23, this African-American chemist developed the most effective treatment of leprosy during the early 20th century. Jill Kiedaisch, Popular Mechanics, "32 Women Who’ve Changed Life As We Know It," 31 Mar. 2019 Derrick Thrush, a forensic chemist for the state, was called to present his expert testimony at Bachtell’s trial in Feb. 12, 2018. Ryan Gaydos, Fox News, "Montana man's meth conviction overturned after key witness used drug before giving testimony," 27 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of chemist

1559, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for chemist

New Latin chimista, short for Medieval Latin alchimista

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chemist

noun

English Language Learners Definition of chemist

: a person who studies or does research in the science of chemistry

chemist

noun
chem·​ist | \ ˈke-mist How to pronounce chemist (audio) \

Kids Definition of chemist

: a person trained or engaged in chemistry

chemist

noun
chem·​ist | \ ˈkem-əst How to pronounce chemist (audio) \

Medical Definition of chemist

1 : one trained in chemistry
2 British : pharmacist

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