Definition of taxonomist in English:

taxonomist

noun

Biology
  • See taxonomy

    • ‘It is true that most taxonomists and conservationists work on shoestring budgets.’
    • ‘Pinned specimens in museum cabinets were the taxonomist's arbiters for classification.’
    • ‘Accordingly, it was this assertion of progress - the domestication of fire - that, in part, allowed taxonomists to distinguish between animal and human.’
    • ‘Mitchell has the instinctive taxonomist's gift for the names and inter-relatedness of living things.’
    • ‘Later taxonomists proved less welcoming, however, and the chimp was reclassified in 1816 into its own genus, Pan, where it has remained until this day.’

Pronunciation

taxonomist

/takˈsɒnəmɪst/