arach·​nol·​o·​gist | \ ˌa-ˌrak-ˈnä-lə-jist How to pronounce arachnologist (audio) , ˌer-ˌak- \

Definition of arachnologist

: a person who specializes in the study of spiders and other arachnids

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arachnological \ ˌa-​ˌrak-​nə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce arachnologist (audio) , ˌer-​ˌak-​ \ adjective
arachnology \ ˌa-​ˌrak-​ˈnä-​lə-​jē How to pronounce arachnologist (audio) , ˌer-​ˌak-​ \ noun

Examples of arachnologist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In both cases, the person who helped identify the critters was Brazilian arachnologist Gustavo de Miranda. Eric Boodman, Wired, 29 May 2021 Someone spotted a log, not so far from a few buildings, and flipped it over, because sometimes being an arachnologist is just flipping over log after log. Eric Boodman, Wired, 29 May 2021 First up is arachnologist Lauren Esposito, who introduced us to her all-star arachnids and insects. Matt Simon, Wired, 25 May 2020 And then there are arachnologists who speculate that scorpion fluorescence serves no function at all. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 29 Apr. 2020 But Lisa Taylor, an arachnologist at the University of Florida in Gainesville, says the comb spider evidence provides striking insight into the future of biodiversity as climate change worsens and tropical storms become more frequent. Kelly Mayes, Science | AAAS, 19 Aug. 2019 In 1974, Australian arachnologist Barbara York Main included Number 16 in a study of how trapdoor spiders live in native bushland to learn about their sedentary nature and low metabolisms. Leanda Mason, National Geographic, 30 Apr. 2018 Matt Persons, an arachnologist at Susquehanna University who has studied mating strategies in wolf spiders, found the results fascinating. National Geographic, 19 Mar. 2018 For veteran arachnologist and Smithsonian researcher Hannah Wood, though, the natural wonderland of Madagascar has become a sort of home away from home. Ryan P. Smith, Smithsonian, 11 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of arachnologist

1816, in the meaning defined above

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“Arachnologist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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