|1.||(Brit) a shop selling medicines, cosmetics, etc|
|2.||(Brit) a qualified dispenser of prescribed medicines|
|3.||a person studying, trained in, or engaged in chemistry|
|4.||an obsolete word for alchemist|
|[C16: from earlier chimist, from New Latin chimista, shortened from Medieval Latin alchimista|
chemist chem·ist (kěm'ĭst)
A scientist specializing in chemistry.
chemistn. [Cambridge] Someone who wastes computer time on number-crunching when you'd far rather the machine were doing something more productive, such as working out anagrams of your name or printing Snoopy calendars or running life patterns. May or may not refer to someone who actually studies chemistry.