(Greek > Latin: a suffix; one who believes in; one who is engaged in; someone who does something)
2. An individual trained in preparing and dispensing medicines.
3. A person who is licensed to prepare and sell or dispense drugs and compounds, and to make up prescriptions.
2. A person trained in pharmacy; a druggist.
3. Also known as chemist (British usage), apothecary (obsolete), pharmaceutist.
2. A specialist in pharmacology.
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As a youth, Charles collected vesuvian (slow-burning matches formerly used for lighting cigars) and fusee (a friction match with a large head capable of burning in a wind) boxes and books; and then, as an adult phillumenist, he attended international trade shows with his collections.
Use of the internet has made it possible for phillumenists around the world to collaborate and to help new generations of phillumenists share a variety of lucifer-related (friction-match) items for their collections.