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

Example Sentences

the pharmacist caught an error in the prescription's dosage
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Word History

First Known Use

1721, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pharmacist was in 1721

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Cite this Entry

“Pharmacist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pharmacist. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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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