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biologist

[bahy-ol-uh-jist] /baɪˈɒl ə dʒɪst/
noun
1.
a specialist in biology.
Origin of biologist
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15; biolog(y) + -ist
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Examples from the Web for biologist
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  • When I read a naturalist or a biologist I am always ashamed of what I have called a sport.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • But the biologist cannot devitalize a plant or an animal and revivify it again.

  • No; no use arguing from the point of view of the biologist and chemist, Brenton.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • Rather like a biologist planning the details of an interesting vivisection.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • And immediately the domestic arrangement of the biologist were clear to her.

    The Sleuth of St. James's Square Melville Davisson Post
Word Origin and History for biologist
n.

1813, from biology + -ist. Earliest use is in reference to human life. In modern scientific sense, by 1874.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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