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[bahy-ol-uh-jist] /baɪˈɒl ə dʒɪst/
a specialist in biology.
Origin of biologist
1805-15; biolog(y) + -ist Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He is a German biologist who was to have been educated for the Lutheran ministry.

    The Quickening Francis Lynde
  • When I read a naturalist or a biologist I am always ashamed of what I have called a sport.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • Almost every biologist has given a name to his particular conception of them.

    The Making of Species Douglas Dewar
  • No; no use arguing from the point of view of the biologist and chemist, Brenton.

    The Brentons Anna Chapin Ray
  • Then the biologist would probably make his meaning perfectly clear by stating that one is specialized in one direction or another.

    Taboo and Genetics Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
Word Origin and History for biologist

1813, from biology + -ist. Earliest use is in reference to human life. In modern scientific sense, by 1874.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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