a specialist in zoology.

1655–65; zoolog(y) + -ist

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zoology (zəʊˈɒlədʒɪ, zuː-)
n , pl -gies
1.  the study of animals, including their classification, structure, physiology, and history
2.  the biological characteristics of a particular animal or animal group
3.  the fauna characteristic of a particular region
4.  a book, treatise, etc, dealing with any aspect of the study of animals

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Example sentences
In the case of humans, one might think that it is hardly necessary to get the professional opinion of a zoologist on the matter.
For me as zoologist and curator, it is an enrichment project with some opportunities for behavioral studies.
Bateson, who was a zoologist, was stoop- shouldered and large.
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