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apothecary
Someone who prepared and sold medicines in medieval times.

Similar terms are used in modern Germany; such as, apotheker (masculine) and apothekerin (feminine) instead of "druggist" or "pharmacist", as used in the United States, some other places.

A term for both a pharmacist who prepares medications for customers and the place where drugs and medicines are stored and distributed. (1)
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apothecary weights that are no longer used
Out dated or obsolete units of mass, formerly used in pharmacies:
  • Twenty grains equal one scruple.
  • Three scruples equal one dram.
  • Eight drams equal an apothecary's ounce; oz apoth.
  • Twelve such ounces equal an apothecary's pound; lb apoth.
  • There are 7,000 grains in one pound avoirdupois or 0.454 kilograms.

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apothecary (s) (noun), apothecaries (pl)
1. A drugstore or a place where prescriptions can be filled and where they are stored: Brent went to the apothecary to talk to the druggist about some medical drugs that might diminish his headache.
2. Etymology: "shopkeeper, especially one who stores, compounds, and sells medicaments"; from Old French apotecaire; Modern French apothicaire; from Late Latin apothecarius, "storekeeper"; from Latin apotheca, "storehouse"; which came from Greek apotheke "storehouse". Literally, "a place where things are put away", from apo- "away" + tithenai "to put".
A druggist or a pharmacist.
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