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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 apoth·e·cary /əˈpɑθəˌkɛri/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 apoth·e·cary /əˈpɑθəˌkɛrɪ/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a health professional trained in the art of preparing and
          dispensing drugs [syn: pharmacist, druggist, chemist,
           pill pusher, pill roller]

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    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.