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[zoh-ol-uh-jist] /zoʊˈɒl ə dʒɪst/
a specialist in zoology.
Origin of zoologist
First recorded in 1655-65; zoolog(y) + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Bill Chandler, the zoologist, had been going deeper and deeper into the old sea bottom of Syrtis.

    Omnilingual H. Beam Piper
  • The zoologist, on the other hand, does not predict anything.

  • Pennant, the zoologist, relates some curious details respecting a poor Toad, which took refuge under the staircase of a house.

    Reptiles and Birds Louis Figuier
  • The naturalist in question is the zoologist, Professor F. von Wagner.

    At the Deathbed of Darwinism Eberhard Dennert
  • The result of his inquiries, embodying some very interesting information, was published in the zoologist for January, 1881.

  • Such districts are absolutely destitute of interest for the zoologist.

    The Malay Archipelago Alfred Russell Wallace
  • As long as Metchnikoff was but a zoologist, the scientific atmosphere around him remained calm and serene.

  • The cobra is a species of considerable interest to the zoologist.

    Jungle Folk Douglas Dewar
Word Origin and History for zoologist

1660s, from zoology + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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