physiologist

[fiz-ee-ol-uh-jist]
noun
a specialist in physiology.

Origin:
1655–65; physiolog(y) + -ist

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physiology (ˌfɪzɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
1.  the branch of science concerned with the functioning of organisms
2.  the processes and functions of all or part of an organism
 
[C16: from Latin physiologia, from Greek]
 
physi'ologist
 
n

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As a plant physiologist, he was also aware that the life of plants was far from serene.
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