Definition of pharmacognosist in US English:

pharmacognosist

noun

  • See pharmacognosy

    • ‘An accurate identification is crucial before chemists and pharmacognosists can search for new chemical substances from these plants and repeat their experiments.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

pharmacognosist

/-sist/