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  1. Plural of biologist

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A biologist is a scientist devoted to and producing results in biology through the study of organisms. Typically biologists study organisms and their relationship to their environment. Biologists involved in basic research attempt to discover underlying mechanisms that govern how organisms work. Biologists involved in applied research attempt to develop or improve medical, industrial or agricultural processes.


There are many types of biologists. Some deal with the macroscopic world, and others with the microscopic. There is much overlap between different fields, and it is often hard to classify a biologist as only one of them. Many jobs in biology as a field require an academic degree. A PhD (or equivalent) is generally required to direct independent research, and involves a specialization in a specific area of biology. (U.S. Department of Labor)
biologists in Breton: Bevoniour
biologists in Danish: Biolog
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biologists in French: biologiste
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biologists in Chinese: 生物学家
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