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

cultist (s) (noun), cultists 9PL0
A member of a cult.
Someone who studies dogs and who is concerned with canine evolution, breed development and differentiation, canine behavior and training, and canine history.
cytopathologist (s) (noun), cytopathologists (pl)
A physician or scientist who specializes in disease changes within individual cells or cell types: A cytopathologist was consulted regarding the cell alterations of the mice that were tested in the lab during the experiments.
Someone who is a specialist in the art of engraving gems for finger rings.
Someone who specializes in the identification by comparison of fingerprints; and also, who deals with the classifications of fingerprints.
Anyone who favors, or is involved with, the deletion of a given passage or work.
deltiologist (s) (noun), deltiologists (pl)
Someone who collects post cards. There is no connection to the "deltic muscle".
Someone who writes about, or is versed in, demonology.
dendrochronologist (s) (noun), dendrochronologists (pl)
A specialist in dating by examining tree rings: Mrs. Snow, Jim's mother, was a dendrochronologist who spent most of her time examining the spacings between the annual growth rings of certain trees to date the precise years of development.
A specialist in the identification and classification of trees and shrubs.
denialist (s) (noun), denialists (pl)
1. Someone who disagrees with an assertion in a controversial political debate: Judy turned out to be a denialist in the local government when she opposed the statement made by the chairman to be unsatisfactory and incorrect concerning the kindergarten that was to be built.
2. Anyone who has increasingly come to maintain personal beliefs even in the face of solid scientific evidence: A denialist refers to a person who opposes a range of issues from childhood vaccines to genetically modified foods, maintaining that living in a totally natural and healthier way is better.
Someone who speaks through clenched teeth.
dermatologist (s) (noun), dermatologists (pl)
A physician who has been trained to treat problems relating to the skin, scalp, hair, and nails: Treatment methods by a dermatologist include medication, surgery, or the destruction of unwanted growths by freezing, burning, lasers, and radiation.
Someone who treats the diseases and structure of the skin.
© ALL rights are reserved.

Go to this Word A Day Revisited Index
so you can see more of Mickey Bach's cartoons.