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(Greek > Latin: a suffix; one who believes in; one who is engaged in; someone who does something)

agrogeologist (s) (noun), agrogeologists (pl)
Someone who specializes in the study of minerals of importance to farming and horticulture: "The agrogeologist is especially interested in the relationships of soil fertility and the various fertilizer components."
agroindustrialist, agro-industrialist (s) (noun); agroindustrialists, agro-industrialists (pl)
Anyone who participates in the production, processing, and packaging of food on a large-scale: "We agroindustrialists strive to provide the best quality of packaged food products that is possible."
agrologist (s) (noun), agrologists (pl)
An expert or specialist in the science of agricultural production; a professional agriculturist.
agronomist (s) (noun), agronomists (pl)
A person who studies or is an expert in crop production and soil science: The famed agronomist worked for the government farm management department.
An expert in the art or science of crop production.
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agrostologist (s) (noun), agrostologists (pl)
Someone who is skilled in the study of grasses.
albinistic
Affected with albinism.
alchemist
Someone who studies or practices alchemy.
alcoholist (s) (noun), alcoholists (pl)
1. Someone who suffers from alcoholism.
2. A person who abuses or is dependent upon alcohol.
algist
One who studies algae.
algologist (s) (noun), algologists (pl)
A person who specializes in the study of pain.
algologist (s) (noun), algologists (pl)
A specialist in the scientific study of algae; also called a phyologist.
allogorist
1. Someone who makes representations of abstract ideas or principles with characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form.
2. Anyone who uses stories, pictures, or who employs such representations: "John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress and Herman Melville's Moby Dick are considered to be allegories.
3. A symbolic representation: "The blindfolded figure holding scales is an allegory of justice."
allopathist (s) (noun), allopathists (pl)
Someone who practices substitutive therapy or a therapeutic system in which a disease is treated by producing a second condition that is incompatible with or antagonistic to the first (homeopathy).
alphabetologist (s) (noun), alphabetologists (pl)
Someone who studies the science of letters of a language, arranged in the order fixed by custom, and the system of characters or symbols representing sounds or things.
altruist (s) (noun), altruists (pl)
1. Those who believe in and who practice an unselfish concern for the welfare of others: The charitable acts by the altruists were motivated purely by a real concern for those who needed help during the flooding.
2. Etymology: from Latin alteri, a form of alter, "other, another".
Unselfishly devoted to the welfare of others.
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