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”).