Definition of palynologist in US English:



  • See palynology

    • ‘Identification was assisted by the independent assessments of a professional palynologist (someone who studies pollen) who did not know that the specimens came from ‘Precambrian’ rock.’
    • ‘A further complication has been the studies by palynologists, scientists who study spores and pollen, who use yet another system for naming the fossil species.’
    • ‘Former Amoco palynologist A. T Cross initiated this collection and D. W. Engelhardt was the principal compiler.’
    • ‘Diamond answers by way of a true-life detective story, one in which the heroes are anthropologists, paleontologists, and palynologists (who study the structure and dispersal of pollen).’