melittologist

noun
mel·​it·​tol·​o·​gist | \ ˌmeləˈtäləjə̇st \
plural -s

Definition of melittologist

: an entomologist specializing in the study of bees

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History and Etymology for melittologist

melittology study of bees (from Greek melitta, melissa bee + English -o- + -logy) + -ist

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“Melittologist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/melittologist. Accessed 22 January 2020.

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