botanist

noun
bot·​a·​nist | \ ˈbät-ᵊn-əst, ˈbät-nəst How to pronounce botanist (audio) \

Medical Definition of botanist

: a specialist in botany or in a branch of botany

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“Botanist.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/botanist. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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