one who studies xenology n.
I know more about extraterrestrial life than most professional xenologists.
Animal-Cracker Plot in Astounding Science Fiction July 69/1
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.
Who? in Galaxy Science Fiction Mar. 116/1
A small, wiry man named Dr. Theodore Reiner had been hobnobbing with certain members of the New Boston Academy of Sciences, concentrating mainly on friendships with archeologists [sic], xenologists, and linguists.
Mercenaries Unlimited in Fantastic Universe Feb. 40/2
As a xenologist this is your last chance to observe the natives. We would send a larger team, but our budget for pure research is limited.
Singularity in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine May–June 151
The xenologist would have to be female, since the idea of taking an unbalanced crew was unthinkable.
Quozl iii. 31
2001 Locus June 23/2
The mission ends up including…a number of xenologists.
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.
Flickering in Interzone (#167) May 6/2
My father, who was a xenologist, taught human history, psychology, and languages.
1949 L. S. de Camp 'The Animal-Cracker Plot'
Research HistoryMike 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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