- a person who constructs a system.
- a naturalist engaged in classification.
- a person who adheres to a system, order, or method.
Origin of systematist
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Examples from the Web for systematist
This is convenient for the systematist, but embarrassing for the naturalist.Birds of the Indian Hills
For over a century this species has been the plaything of the systematist.Jungle Folk
But for the systematist the difficulty is by the establishment of this group only doubled.The Gospel Of Evolution
There it is preserved, a monument of Lindley's skill and industry and of inestimable value to the systematist.
From the above brief account it may perhaps be concluded that Berkeley was essentially a systematist and founder of new species.
- a person who constructs systems
- an adherent of a system
- a taxonomist
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