discoverer

[dih-skuhv-er-er]
noun
1.
a person who discovers.
2.
(initial capital letter) U.S. Aerospace. one of an early series of polar-orbiting reconnaissance satellites.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English < Old French descovreur. See discover, er1

prediscoverer, noun
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discover (dɪˈskʌvə)
 
vb
1.  to be the first to find or find out about: Fleming discovered penicillin
2.  to learn about or encounter for the first time; realize: she discovered the pleasures of wine
3.  to find after study or search: I discovered a leak in the tank
4.  to reveal or make known
 
dis'coverable
 
adj
 
dis'coverer
 
n

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Example sentences
He had the enthusiasm of the discoverer and, here and there allowed it to
  obscure his critical faculty.
Because the history of nature is charactered in his brain, therefore is he the
  prophet and discoverer of her secrets.
These reservations surely support the view that he would not have wanted to be
  called the discoverer of the code.
The unspoken subtext here is that a lot of scientists will want to be the
  discoverer of the first extra-solar terrestrial planet.
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