geneticist

[juh-net-uh-sist]

Origin of geneticist

First recorded in 1910–15; genetic + -ist
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Contemporary Examples of geneticist

  • Darwin called the same phenomenon the “correlation of growth” and geneticist today study what they call “pleiotropic effects.”

  • When Ellie was 18 months old, their pediatrician, now at a loss for other explanation, suggested they return to a geneticist.

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    Parents Sue for 'Wrongful Birth'

    Elizabeth Picciuto

    August 17, 2014

  • The geneticist also told them there would be a risk to Sarah in carrying a child with either syndrome.

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    Parents Sue for 'Wrongful Birth'

    Elizabeth Picciuto

    August 17, 2014

  • Mark was told by his geneticist that, given her genomic configuration, Jennifer was unusually verbal, mobile, and independent.

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    Parents Sue for 'Wrongful Birth'

    Elizabeth Picciuto

    August 17, 2014

Historical Examples of geneticist

  • This fact would be interpreted by the geneticist as an evidence of hybridity.

    Applied Eugenics

    Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson

  • The geneticist, Piccione, drew symbols on a scratch pad and stared blankly at the wall.

    Contamination Crew

    Alan Edward Nourse


British Dictionary definitions for geneticist

geneticist

noun
  1. a person who studies or specializes in genetics
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Word Origin and History for geneticist
adj.

1913, from genetic + -ist.

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geneticist in Medicine

geneticist

[jə-nĕtĭ-sĭst]
n.
  1. A specialist in genetics.
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