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  1. a specialist or expert in genetics.
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Origin of geneticist

First recorded in 1910–15; genetic + -ist
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  • 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


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


1913, from genetic + -ist.

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geneticist in Medicine


  1. A specialist in genetics.
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