ethicist

noun eth·i·cist \ ˈe-thə-sist \
Updated on: 7 Dec 2017

Definition of ethicist

: a specialist in ethics

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First Known Use of ethicist

circa 1890


Medical Dictionary

ethicist

noun eth·i·cist \ ˈeth-ə-səst \

medical Definition of ethicist

: one who specializes in or is very concerned about ethics
  • now ethicists must confront the unsettling question of whether to set limits on scientific inquiry
  • —Ricardo Sookdeo

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