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 (sĭs′tə-mə-tĭst, sĭ-stĕm′ə-)
1. A taxonomist.
2. One who adheres to or formulates a system or systems.


1. a person who constructs systems
2. an adherent of a system
3. (Biology) a taxonomist


(ˈsɪs tə mə tɪst, sɪˈstɛm ə-)

1. a specialist in systematics, esp. a taxonomist.
2. a person who constructs or adheres to a system.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.systematist - a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior
biologist, life scientist - (biology) a scientist who studies living organisms
lumper - a taxonomist who classifies organisms into large groups on the basis of major characteristics
divider, splitter - a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics
2.systematist - an organizer who puts things in order; "Aristotle was a great orderer of ideas"
arranger, organizer, organiser - a person who brings order and organization to an enterprise; "she was the organizer of the meeting"
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Hence we see that modifications of structure, viewed by systematists as of high value, may be wholly due to unknown laws of correlated growth, and without being, as far as we can see, of the slightest service to the species.
Studying history also serves as 'a safeguard against the myopia of the specialist and the simple-mindedness of the systematist.
According to the late systematist Jacob Robert Kantor (1888-1984), an eminent professor and history scholar who pioneered a non-dualistic system called interbehavioral psychology (Kantor 1959, 1981; Kantor and Smith 1975), the phenomena that are commonly deemed psychological are de facto species of mutual interactions between what individuals do--i.
Nils Moller Andersen (21 November 1940-12 May 2004): systematist, evolutionary biologist, colleague and friend.
As one systematist puts it, distinguishing one species from a close relative is like trying to fix the boundary between childhood and adulthood.
A molecular plant systematist by training, when not aligning DNA sequences, Joel enjoys exploring the interface of science and religion from a reformed theological perspective.
The eminent ornithologist and systematist Ernst Mayr wrote an editorial for Science, in 1963, complaining that young turks in "the glamor fields" of biology (he meant the molecular people but didn't speak their name) tended "to regard the more classical branches of their science with unconcealed contempt" and, worse, tried to steal away funding.
I wish every traditional taxonomist and systematist would read this chapter.
systematist, as of the highest importance for us, as being the first steps
And while not a reductivist, he was a true-born systematist of the sort objected to in the following paragraphs (although he agreed that the concepts needed to describe morality are open-ended): each virtue is assigned its domain, and all are capable of being corralled under one notion--flourishing--to boot.
Prout was the most celebrated of all English animal chemists in the first half of the 19th century (22) and the most successful systematist of the subject before Leibig.
Suppose a systematist and a functional anatomist are studying a population in which a certain trait has distinct historical and current functions.