An apothecary is defined as the person in a pharmacy who is trusted to distribute medicine responsibly and accurately.(noun)
An example of an apothecary is a pharmacist or druggist.
The definition of an apothecary is the store in which medications are sold.(noun)
An example of an apothecary is Rite Aid.
In England and Ireland, an apothecary is defined as a person who is entrusted to both prescribe medicine and sell it.(noun)
An example of an apothecary is Joseph Proust.
See apothecary in Webster's New World College Dictionary
See apothecary in American Heritage Dictionary 4
noun pl. a·poth·e·car·ies
Origin: Middle English apotecarie
Origin: , from Old French apotecaire
Origin: and from Medieval Latin apothēcārius
Origin: , both from Late Latin, clerk
Origin: , from Latin apothēca, storehouse
Origin: , from Greek apothēkē
Origin: : apo-, away; see apo-
Origin: + thēkē, receptacle; see dhē- in Indo-European roots.
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