apothecary apothecary  /ə ˈpɑ θə ˌkɛ ri/


  • (n) a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs


  1. Apothecary Fragrance Take a whiff of the hottest trend in fragrances: apothecary-style storefronts where scents are home-brewed.
  2. He was an apothecary's apprentice who practically frothed with genius and ambition.
  3. A little later she had a heart attack, and the apothecary's wife, filling out a prescription of strychnine for the patient, has the perfect opportunity to do her in.


  1. Carl Burris: First pharmacist

    Two hundred and sixty years ago, a Philadelphia hospital became the first American hospital to hire a salaried apothecary - what we now commonly call a pharmacist. The year was 1752 and the job description read: “to prepare and compound the medicines and administer them agreeable to the prescriptions of the physicians and surgeons.”
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Washington Times-Herald

  2. The Apothecary, Grant Awards and Encore Entrepreneurs

    This past weekend, Brad Reeves, owner of Brent's Drugs, opened The Apothecary, a 1,000-square-foot "speakeasy" lounge inside the circa-1946 soda fountain.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Jackson Free Press

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  1. But Smith said: "The state cannot be very great of which the sovereign has leisure to carry on the trade of a wine merchant or apothecary".
    on Feb 16, 2009 By: Adam Smith Source: PoliGazette (blog)

  2. After Bejar whispered something in his ear, Newman said to the crowd, "He's always talking in riddles. He said something about an apothecary."
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: Carl Newman Source: A.V. Club New York

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