pharmacist

noun

phar·​ma·​cist ˈfär-mə-sist How to pronounce pharmacist (audio)
: a health-care professional licensed to engage in pharmacy with duties including dispensing prescription drugs, monitoring drug interactions, administering vaccines, and counseling patients regarding the effects and proper usage of drugs and dietary supplements

Examples of pharmacist in a Sentence

the pharmacist caught an error in the prescription's dosage
Recent Examples on the Web In the 1930s, Westport pharmacist and historian Albert Doerschuk started looking for an early map of the area. Michael Wells, Kansas City Star, 22 May 2024 Compounded drugs are made by pharmacists to tailor a medication to a patient or if some drugs are in short supply. Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 21 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for pharmacist 

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Word History

First Known Use

1721, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pharmacist was in 1721

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“Pharmacist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pharmacist. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

pharmacist

noun
phar·​ma·​cist ˈfär-mə-səst How to pronounce pharmacist (audio)
: one trained in pharmacy

Medical Definition

pharmacist

noun
phar·​ma·​cist ˈfär-mə-səst How to pronounce pharmacist (audio)
: a health-care professional licensed to engage in pharmacy with duties including dispensing prescription drugs, monitoring drug interactions, administering vaccines, and counseling patients regarding the effects and proper usage of drugs and dietary supplements

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