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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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Examples from the web for biologist
  • We seek a broadly-trained biologist with a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and research.
  • True, no biologist has really believed in vitalism for more than a century.
  • Giving bears snacks may keep the animals away from homes and campsites, one biologist says.
  • The vet and a biologist stay behind to watch over him until he wakes completely and stumbles off.
  • If someone asks what you do, you're a professor or a biologist or whatever you wish.
  • The biologist used two large-format digital cameras that continuously download images to laptop computers.
  • The first thing a biologist wants to know about a piece of land or water is what lives there.
  • We can no more catalogue every celestial body than a biologist can count every beetle.
  • Fisher, a developmental biologist who is a friend of the couple, led the commitment ceremony.
  • But in a country still emerging from colonial rule, there was no such profession as wildlife biologist.
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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