sys·​tem·​a·​tist | \ ˈsi-stə-mə-tist How to pronounce systematist (audio) , si-ˈste-mə- How to pronounce systematist (audio) \

Definition of systematist

1 : a maker or follower of a system
2 : a specialist in taxonomy : taxonomist

Examples of systematist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To reconstruct the mighty American oak’s history, Andrew Hipp, a plant systematist at the Morton Arboretum in Lisle, Illinois, and colleagues obtained tens of thousands of pieces of DNA from 300 trees representing 146 oak species. Elizabeth Pennisi, Science | AAAS, "One of the world’s most popular trees arose near the Arctic Circle," 26 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of systematist

1635, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Systematist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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sys·​tem·​a·​tist | \ ˈsis-tə-mət-əst How to pronounce systematist (audio) \

Medical Definition of systematist

: a classifying scientist : taxonomist

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