formula +‎ -ist


formulist (plural formulists)

  1. One who exhibits an excessive reliance on, or adherence to, formulae.
    • 1862, Robert Knox, The Races of Men, page 31:
      They have been described with a painfully fastidious detail of petty circumstances by zoological formulists; the causes of these differences have been as carefully avoided, as if man, all-important man, were not a fit object of inquiry []

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