biologist

[ bahy-ol-uh-jist ]
/ baɪˈɒl ə dʒɪst /

noun

a specialist in biology.

Nearby words

  1. biological vector,
  2. biological warfare,
  3. biologically,
  4. biologics,
  5. biologism,
  6. biology,
  7. bioluminescence,
  8. bioluminescent,
  9. biolysis,
  10. biolytic

Origin of biologist

First recorded in 1805–15; biolog(y) + -ist

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Word Origin and History for biologist

biologist

n.

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

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