[ en-tuh-mol-uh-jist ]


  1. a scientist who specializes in insects:

    Entomologists believe a predatory wasp may be more effective at stemming the spread of the destructive emerald ash borer beetle than standard traps.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of entomologist1

First recorded in 1770–80; entomolog(y) ( def ) + -ist ( def )

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Example Sentences

The story of how Wilson became an entomologist is now something of a legend.

He’s an entomologist at the University of Maryland in College Park.

With the help of Christian Schwarz, an entomologist at Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany, and observations of some female specimens in captivity, the team figured out that the mantis was no parasite-riddled vessel.

Sakondry had never been studied, so Borgerson started working with entomologists like Fisher and local conservation groups to figure out the insect’s life cycle and feeding habits.

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He’s an entomologist at the University of California, Berkeley.

We talked to entomologist Louis Sorkin about the best ways to prepare the little protein nuggets.

Solitary specimens, although dear to the heart of an entomologist, are eyed by the fish with haughty indifference.

These two stages are known by the trained entomologist as the "yellow-top" and the "red-top" stages respectively.

Mr. Clear, an intelligent entomologist of Cork, kept some of them alive for more than twelve months.

For the entomologist as for the Pompilus, the essential thing is to make the Spider leave her stronghold.

The annual reports of the Entomologist are contained in the corresponding annual reports of the Department of Agriculture.


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