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Examples from the Web for entomologist
We talked to entomologist Louis Sorkin about the best ways to prepare the little protein nuggets.
The district is good ground for the field botanist and entomologist.Hertfordshire|Herbert W Tompkins
With a slide that would have done credit to any baseball player, the entomologist catapulted on his chest past the snapping peril.The Raid on the Termites|Paul Ernst
"A gen'man to see you, sah," announced Aunt Fanny at this inopportune moment, and the entomologist was obliged to leave the room.Bee and Butterfly|Lucy Foster Madison
British Dictionary definitions for entomologist
Derived Formsentomological (ˌɛntəməˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or entomologic, adjectiveentomologically, adverbentomologist, noun
Medicine definitions for entomologist
Related formsen′to•mo•log′ic (-mə-lŏj′ĭk) null adj.en′to•mol′o•gist n.
Science definitions for entomologist
Scientists who study insects (there are close to a million that can be studied!) are called entomologists. Why are they not called insectologists? Well, in a way they are. The word insect comes from the Latin word insectum, meaning cut up or divided into segments. (The plural of insectum, namely insecta, is used by scientists as the name of the taxonomic class that insects belong to.) This Latin word was created in order to translate the Greek word for insect, which is entomon. This Greek word also literally means cut up or divided into segments, and it is the source of the word entomology. The Greeks had coined this term for insects because of the clear division of insect bodies into three segments, now called the head, thorax, and abdomen.