Definition of ethologist in English:

ethologist

noun

See ethology

  • ‘Amongst other animals, and specifically amongst vertebrates, ethologists classify violent behavior (aggressive posturing, attacking, hurting, killing) into two types: predatory and territorial.’
  • ‘Recently, ethologists have applied the study of animal behavior to an increasing number of problems relating to conserving rare, declining, and threatened animal species.’
  • ‘Because of the broad range of his interests, John was always alert to the ways in which concepts and data from other fields might be useful to ornithologists and ethologists.’
  • ‘For example, ethologists generally agree that play in young animals is not escapist, but adaptive.’
  • ‘Initially trained as a classical comparative ethologist, he learned the disciplines of meticulous observation and objective description.’

Pronunciation

ethologist

/iːθˈɒlədʒɪst/