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geneticist \ge*net"i*cist\ n. a scientist who specializes in genetics.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1913, from genetic + -ist.


n. 1 (context genetics English) A scientist who studies genes. 2 (context medicine English) A physician who diagnoses, treats, and counsels patients with genetic disorders or syndromes.


n. a biologist who specializes in genetics


A geneticist is a biologist who studies genetics, the science of genes, heredity, and variation of organisms.

Usage examples of "geneticist".

Darling liked to joke that a geneticist would have prized Mike as the ultimate Bermudian, for he contained every ethnic strain ever represented in the colony.

Yet no geneticist has ever found one scrap of proof that psychology and mind patterns are encoded biochemically into the DNA.

While geneticists made their gross observations, cytologists began to elucidate the microscopic ecosystem of the cell.

It seems that the favourite laboratory animal of the geneticists is a bacterium called Escherichia coli and it is the most studied organism on earthmore is known about E.

Modern anthropologists and geneticists are currently engaged in a debate about whether Neandertals are our ancestors, based on evidence of mitochondrial DNA extracted from ancient bones.

By the time Chris was through, he had hired six fulltime class-A researcherstwo pharmacologists plus a medicinal chemist, a microbiologist, a protein chemist, and a geneticist.

The geneticists had been trying to get hold of the rhinos to store genetic material, maybe eggs and sperm and even zygotes, in the hope of restoring the species in the future.

Among many other achievements, Haldane played a central role in marrying Darwinian principles of evolution to the genetic work of Gregor Mendel to produce what is known to geneticists as the Modern Synthesis.

Clearly more cautious than his somewhat chattier colleague, the incognito geneticist rerouted the conversation.

DNA, population geneticists have for the past 20 years been able to address anthropological questions with unprecedented clarity.

Neel urged geneticists to pay attention to the deteriorating environment many humans inhabit as well as to their DNA.

Much animal research had gone way underground, and when you looked at it that way you next started to find out what university departments were suddenly scaled back, what top geneticists, biotechnicians, and the like slowly went missing.

Both of them were not only geneticists, they had both worked in the labs at Genetique.

Russians have misplaced several of their top geneticists and biochemists.

Roberta scanned the audience as the hall rapidly filled up, looking for one or more of the missing geneticists, whose photos she had committed to memory.