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chemist

[kem-ist] /ˈkɛm ɪst/
noun
1.
a specialist in chemistry.
2.
British. a druggist.
3.
Obsolete, alchemist.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; < Greek chēm(ía) alchemy + -ist; replacing chymist < Medieval Latin alchimista
Related forms
nonchemist, noun
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  • Theoretical chemists became extensive users of the early digital computers.
  • The development of the chemistry of boranes posed two challenges to chemists.
  • In contrast, laboratory chemists evaporate samples in a single step.
  • Scientists, engaged in chemical research are known as chemists.
British Dictionary definitions for chemists

chemist

/ˈkɛmɪst/
noun
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
Word Origin
C16: from earlier chimist, from New Latin chimista, shortened from Medieval Latin alchimistaalchemist
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Word Origin and History for chemists

chemist

n.

1560s, chymist, "alchemist," from Middle French chimiste, from Medieval Latin chimista, reduced from alchimista (see alchemy). Modern spelling is from c.1790. Meaning "chemical scientist" is from 1620s; meaning "dealer in medicinal drugs" (mostly in British English) is from 1745.

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chemists in Medicine

chemist chem·ist (kěm'ĭst)
n.
Abbr. chem.

  1. A scientist specializing in chemistry.

  2. A pharmacist.

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