A chemist at work in her chemistry laboratory.
An example of a chemist is a pharmacist.
- an expert or specialist in chemistry
- Brit. a pharmacist
- Obs. an alchemist
Origin of chemistaphetic ; from alchemist
- A scientist specializing in chemistry.
- Chiefly British A pharmacist.
- Obsolete An alchemist.
Origin of chemistObsolete chimist, from New Latin chimista, from Medieval Latin alchymista, alchemist, from alchymia, alchemy; see alchemy.
First attested 1562;, from French chimiste, from Medieval Latin chimista for earlier alchimista, from Arabic الكيمياء (al-kímiya’), from article al- + Ancient Greek χυμεία (khumeia, “art of alloying metals”), from χύμα (khuma, “fluid”), from χυμός (khumos, “juice”), from χέω (kheō, “I pour”).