Definition of zoologist in US English:

zoologist

noun

  • An expert in or student of the behavior, physiology, classification, and distribution of animals.

    ‘several species are threatened with extinction, a leading zoologist has warned’
    • ‘The rest of us were just "botanists", "zoologists", or simply "biologists".’
    • ‘Raised and home-schooled in Africa by her zoologist parents, she lands in Illinois completely naive to the cliques and rules of high school.’
    • ‘Knowing an opportunity to make a quick buck, he takes the thing to a zoologist who just happens to be visiting the area.’
    • ‘Having the same name presents no difficulties whatsoever to the zoologist nor to the botanist.’
    • ‘Zoologists, for example, once believed that studying chimpanzees in a cage would reveal everything about the animal.’

Pronunciation

zoologist

/zoʊˈɑlədʒəst//zōˈäləjəst/