Definition of rhizotomist in English:

rhizotomist

noun

historical
  • A collector of plants and their roots for medicinal purposes; a herbalist.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From ancient Greek ῥιζοτομός person who gathers roots, especially for medicinal purposes (from ῥιζο- + τομός: see -tome) + -ist.

Pronunciation

rhizotomist

/rʌɪˈzɒtəmɪst/