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apothecary's Latin

obsolete Latin that has been badly mangled or jumbled, either unintentionally through bad translation or intentionally for the sake of humor. Also known as Law Latin, Dog Latin, or Bog Latin. He only spent a year learning Latin, so now he just mutters apothecary's Latin to sound more learned than he is.

talk like an apothecary

obsolete To chatter on in a foolishly pedantic manner. The playwright wants to assume his work speaks to the most educated of society, but in truth, each character talks like an apothecary, and their dialogue so fumbling and convoluted as to be laughable.
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Apothecaries (including those with royal appointment) kept shops in London, primarily in the Bucklersbury district.
The apothecaries carefully maintained the official procedures, as they do today.
Apothecaries dispensed the freshly made mummies in several forms, including ground, powdered, and diced preparations.
As part of its diversification of interest,Middleton has a garden based on the herbal remedies of the famous Meddygon Myddfai, the Carmarthenshire family of physicians or apothecaries, whose descendents are still with us.
She emphasizes the number and variety of health care providers in the early modem era including itinerant and village healers, surgeons, apothecaries, midwives and, of course, physicians.
Apothecaries has conducted a multitude of early- and late-stage trials in indications including breast, head and neck, and cervical cancers.
Jones rehearses the well-known conflicts between doctors and nurses at the end of the eighteenth century; for the less familiar earlier period, he describes both a growing medical presence and the declining active role of physicians, surgeons, and apothecaries in the provision of medical services in the hospital, where the sisters increasingly supplanted them.
The PMP is comprised of Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American College of Apothecaries, American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Pharmacists Association, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Bureau of Health Professions, National Association of Chain Drug Stores, National Community Pharmacists Association, National Council of State Pharmacy Association Executives, National Pharmaceutical Association, Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America and Pharmacy Technician Certification Board.
He served as president for the American College of Apothecaries in 1991 and American Pharmacists Association from 1994 - 1996.
He has owned and operated pharmacies and apothecaries for the past 15 years.
He is a past president and trustee of CPhA and serves on the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) executive committee and American College Apothecaries board of directors.
CVS ProCare currently operates a centralized mail service pharmacy and 30 ProCare apothecaries in urban areas across the nation, and expects to operate approximately 45 apothecaries by year-end.
CVS ProCare currently operates one centralized mail service pharmacy and 29 ProCare apothecaries in urban areas across the nation, and expects to operate approximately 50 apothecaries by year-end.
This is the same auction house that has supplied restaurants, pubs and mansions with historic interiors rescued from bars, apothecaries, Victorian residences and other turn-of-the-century structures.
In Hawaii, IPC operates three long-term care pharmacies, three clinic pharmacies, one state psychiatric hospital pharmacy and two professional apothecaries.