|—n , pl -caries|
|1.||an archaic word for pharmacist|
|2.||law a chemist licensed by the Society of Apothecaries of London to prescribe, prepare, and sell drugs|
|[C14: from Old French apotecaire, from Late Latin apothēcārius warehouseman, from apothēca, from Greek apothēkē storehouse]|
apothecary a·poth·e·car·y (ə-pŏth'ĭ-kěr'ē)
n. pl. a·poth·e·car·ies
One that prepares and sells drugs and other medicines; a pharmacist.
rendered in the margin and the Revised Version "perfumer," in Ex. 30:25; 37:29; Eccl. 10:1. The holy oils and ointments were prepared by priests properly qualified for this office. The feminine plural form of the Hebrew word is rendered "confectionaries" in 1 Sam. 8:13.