noun Date: 1855 1. one who specializes in a particular occupation, practice, or branch of learning 2. an enlisted rank in the United States Army corresponding to the grade of corporal; also any of several former enlisted ranks corresponding to the grades of sergeant through sergeant first class 3. an organism (as a bird) specialized especially in food or habitat • specialist or specialistic adjective

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