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 (glô′sə-rē, glŏs′ə-)
n. pl. glos·sa·ries
A list of often difficult or specialized words with their definitions, often placed at the back of a book.

[Middle English glosarie, from Latin glōssārium, from glōssa, foreign word; see gloss2.]

glos·sar′i·al (glô-sâr′ē-əl, glŏ-) adj.
glos′sa·rist n.
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Noun1.glossarist - a scholiast who writes glosses or glossaries
scholiast - a scholar who writes explanatory notes on an author (especially an ancient commentator on a classical author)
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Thus the hypervariorum goes further than simple hypertext; it follows the spirit of Lipking's deconstruction while displacing its focal point, for instead of a sub-narrative the hypervariorum substitutes a subterranean gibber of voices not chained by the glossarist's editorial mind but summoned instead by the reader's will.
McLaughlin wrote, "Walter Henry Snell, or Wally as he was usually called, was an unusual combination of scientist, athlete, mycological artist and glossarist who might not have pursued a career in science except for an accident in his last undergraduate baseball game."
1198; a glossarist, nor the author of Decretum); possibly Johannes Monachus Cardinalis (d.