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hygienist

[hahy-jee-nist, -jen-ist, hahy-jee-nist] /haɪˈdʒi nɪst, -ˈdʒɛn ɪst, ˈhaɪ dʒi nɪst/
noun
1.
an expert in hygiene.
Also, hygeist, hygieist
[hahy-jee-ist] /ˈhaɪ dʒi ɪst/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; hygiene + -ist
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British Dictionary definitions for hygienist

hygienist

/ˈhaɪdʒiːnɪst/
noun
1.
a person skilled in the practice of hygiene See also dental hygienist
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Word Origin and History for hygienist
n.

1844, "an expert on cleanliness," from hygiene + -ist. Earlier was hygeist (1716). Dental sense is recorded by 1913.

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