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chemist

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈkemɪst/
a person who studies chemistry, or a scientist who works with chemicals or studies their reactions: He was a chemist who led several rubber research institutes in Malaysia. a forensic/industrial/nuclear/research chemist
UK ( also pharmacist, US also druggist) a person whose job is to prepare and sell medicines in a store: If you think that you may qualify for free prescriptions, ask the chemist for a receipt form.
UK (UK also chemist's, UK also chemist shop, also pharmacy, US also drugstore) COMMERCE a store where you can buy medicines, beauty products, products for washing your body, etc.: He is chairman of Boots, Britain's biggest chemist. Jane was a pharmacist in a chemist's in a small town.
(Definition of chemist from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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