chemist

noun chem·ist \ ˈke-mist \
|Updated on: 4 Aug 2018

Definition of chemist

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

Examples of chemist in a Sentence

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

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Origin and Etymology of chemist

New Latin chimista, short for Medieval Latin alchimista



CHEMIST Defined for English Language Learners

chemist

Definition of chemist for English Language Learners

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


CHEMIST Defined for Kids

chemist

noun chem·ist \ ˈke-mist \

Definition of chemist for Students

: a person trained or engaged in chemistry

Medical Dictionary

chemist

noun chem·ist \ ˈkem-əst \

medical Definition of chemist

1 : one trained in chemistry
2 British : pharmacist

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