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[an-thruh-pol-uh-jist] /ˌæn θrəˈpɒl ə dʒɪst/
a person who specializes in anthropology.
Origin of anthropologist
1790-1800; anthropolog(y) + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • What is needed is a perceptive approach by trained anthropologists in every area, cooperating with mushroom specialists.
  • Like an anthropologist, she does field research.
  • They needed a forensic anthropologist to examine some bones and to help with a case.
  • Her vivid descriptions of Xhosa customs unfold not as an anthropologist's field study but as a memory etched from experience.
  • Cultures are the subject matter of the studies of sociologists and anthropologists.
  • Trained as an anthropologist, she realized he simply wasn't the person to negotiate business deals.
  • The anthropologist and physician talks about how our understanding of child development will change.
  • The book is written with the technical precision, and in the language, of the professional anthropologist.
  • Alden, an anthropologist and archaeologist, has long been fascinated by 19th-century social history.
  • Some anthropologists say this may have developed into the act of laughter.
Word Origin and History for anthropologist

1798, from anthropology + -ist.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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