UK [ɪˈkɒlədʒɪst] / US [ɪˈkɑlədʒɪst] noun [countable]
Word forms "ecologist":
singular ecologist plural ecologists
1) a scientist who studies the environment and the way that plants, animals, and humans live together and affect each other
2) someone who believes that protecting the environment is important

English dictionary. 2014.

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