Definition of criminalist
: a specialist in criminalistics
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Contract criminalist, New York City Office of Chief Medical Examiner, recovering and identifying small skeletal fragments from ground zero of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
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Legal Definition of criminalist
: one who practices criminalistics as a profession
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