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[bahy-ol-uh-jist] /baɪˈɒl ə dʒɪst/
a specialist in biology.
Origin of biologist
First recorded in 1805-15; biolog(y) + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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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

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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