Definition of pharmacognosist in US English:

pharmacognosist

noun

  • See pharmacognosy

    • ‘While pharmacognosists continue to explore the opportunities offered by higher plants, they are increasingly turning their attention to other possible drug sources, including various marine organisms, amphibians and lichens.’
    • ‘An accurate identification is crucial before chemists and pharmacognosists can search for new chemical substances from these plants and repeat their experiments.’

Pronunciation

pharmacognosist

/-sist/