Definition of “biologist” - English Dictionary

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“biologist” in British English

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biologistnoun [ C ]

uk /baɪˈɒl.ə.dʒɪst/ us /baɪˈɑː.lə.dʒɪst/

Examples from literature

  • Biologists are often interested in altruism. 
  • Finally, biologists cleared up the mystery. 
  • Its creator, the biologist Makoto Nishimura, believed these machines were part of nature. 
  • Many biologists believe that humans act the same way. 
  • Thanks to new technology such as submarines, biologists in the 20th century were able to explore much more of the oceans and discover and record the existence of many amazing creatures. 
  • When he saw it, one biologist said he was as surprised as if a dinosaur had walked down the street! 
  • As a result of extensive modern experiments and discussion, biologists have grown very cautious, and are by no means so positive as they were twenty years ago in affirming just how species have come into existence. 
  • Besides collecting plankton the biologist was now able to put down one or other of his dredges at more frequent intervals, always taking care, however, not to exhaust his store of preserving material, which was limited. 
  • Even the facts which I have presented regarding variation and heredity are admitted in one way or another by practically all biologists. 
  • The biologist cannot accept this theory. 
  • The biologist will explain this as due to the physical character of the brain. 
  • With the discovery of the place of the chromosomes in inheritance, biologists began to give their almost undivided attention to a rigid laboratory examination of the cell. 

(Definition of “biologist” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“biologist” in American English

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biologistnoun [ C ]

us /bɑɪˈɑl·ə·dʒɪst/

a scientist who studies the natural processes of living things

(Definition of “biologist” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)