xenologist n.

one who studies xenology n.

  • 1949 L. S. de Camp Animal-Cracker Plot in Astounding Science Fiction July 69/1 page image L. Sprague de Camp bibliography

    I know more about extraterrestrial life than most professional xenologists.

  • 1955 T. Sturgeon in Galaxy Science Fiction Mar. 116/1 Theodore Sturgeon

    His passengers in coldpacks and a cargo of serums, refractories, machine tools and food concentrate for the xenologists and mineralogists who were crazy enough to work out there.

  • 1988 ‘C. J. Cherryh’ Cyteen 18 C. J. Cherryh

    He’s a xenologist.

  • 1989 A. D. Foster Quozl iii. 31 Alan Dean Foster

    The xenologist would have to be female, since the idea of taking an unbalanced crew was unthinkable.

  • 2001 Locus June 23/2

    The mission ends up including…a number of xenologists.

  • 2001 Interzone May 6/2

    I'm a xenologist and, since earning my degree, I've focused exclusively on communities descended from humans who were genetically modified to survive in a hostile environment.


Research requirements

antedating 1949

Earliest cite

1949 L. S. de Camp 'The Animal-Cracker Plot'

Research History
Mike Christie submitted a 1949 cite from L. Sprague de Camp's "The Animal-Cracker Plot".

Earliest cite in the OED: 1954.

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