apoth·e·cary /əˈpɑθəˌkɛrɪ/ 名詞
A·poth·e·ca·ry n.; pl. Apothecaries.
1. One who prepares and sells drugs or compounds for medicinal purposes; a druggist; a pharmacist.
Note: ☞ In England an apothecary is one of a privileged class of practitioners, licensed to prescribe medicine -- a kind of sub-physician. The surgeon apothecary is the ordinary family medical attendant. One who sells drugs and makes up prescriptions is now commonly called in England a druggist or a pharmaceutical chemist.
Apothecaries' weight, the system of weights by which medical prescriptions were formerly compounded. The pound and ounce are the same as in Troy weight; they differ only in the manner of subdivision. The ounce is divided into 8 drams, 24 scruples, 480 grains. See Troy weight.
n : a health professional trained in the art of preparing and
dispensing drugs [syn: pharmacist, druggist, chemist,
pill pusher, pill roller]
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.