quaternarist

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Quaternary +‎ -ist.

Noun[edit]

quaternarist (plural quaternarists)

  1. (geology, paleontology) A specialist in the Quaternary period.
    • 2008 January 25, Richard A. Kerr, "A Time War Over the Period We Live In"[1], Science 319(5862), page 402,
      Indeed, in recent years, the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS) "abolished" the Quaternary, according to riled quaternarists.