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 illegitimate son of the Duke of Northumberland, Smithson was the youngest member of Britain's Royal Society and a talented chemist admired by the greatest scientists of his age. Michael Waters, Smithsonian, "Mr. Smithson’s Family Goes to Washington," 14 June 2019 This business model is the brainchild of Scripps Research CEO Peter Schultz, a noted chemist. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Scripps Research forges ahead with drugs for arthritis, malaria and cancer," 14 June 2019 Evolved by Nature, based in Boston, was started by biomedical engineer Rebecca Lacouture and chemist Gregory Altman in 2013. Kim Bhasin, Fortune, "Chanel Invests in Boston Startup Making Sustainable Silk," 11 June 2019 His work as a research chemist led to the development of a unique chemical patent in 1975. courant.com, "John Anthony Herbst," 9 June 2019 In a Word Humans were more than happy with sugar for 1,000 years or so, until a Baltimore chemist accidentally invented another artificial sweetener in 1878. Christian Science Monitor, "The Culture," 7 June 2019 The hosts were posing questions to a charming English chemist about the differences in laundry detergent scents around the world. Lauren Mechling, Vogue, "Confessions of a Pod Person," 27 May 2019 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

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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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