Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who studies reptiles, a reptile specialist.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One versed in herpetology, or the natural history of reptiles.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One versed in herpetology, or engaged in the study of it.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a zoologist who studies reptiles and amphibians

Etymologies

Ancient Greek ἑρπετόν (herpetón) (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It was also the lair of an exceptionally large rattlesnake which pleased Dudley, a thwarted herpetologist, and showed once again on the flanks of an eroding knoll.

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  • * Zach Walker, a herpetologist with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department ... said he also has heard that when a dog gets bitten by a rattlesnake and survives, the dog is henceforth immune to the venom.

    Snakes in the Grass?

  • A herpetologist can tell you what you want to know.

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  • One day, she went out on a dinghy with a herpetologist who pulled an 18-foot anaconda into the tiny boat.

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  • Australian herpetologist, television personality, and conservationist, Irwin was known as “The Crocodile Hunter”.

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  • I don't think it takes a qualified herpetologist to identify a Burmese or any other python.

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  • Look at the way she watches Henry Fonda's unworldly herpetologist in "The Lady Eve."

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  • In pursuit of this reptile, Western science sends researchers into the field to collect specimens (early in my career I was a herpetologist and did exactly this kind of work), make careful notes as to the collection location, "pickle" the "specimens" by dropping them in formaldehyde, and then take them back to the lab.

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  • As we passed LaGuardia airport—this park was way out there, about as far out as you can go and still be in the city—the ranger chief confessed that she's actually an herpetologist.

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  • I had asked if she could source any experts on crocodiles, and she found but one: Dr. Sherif Baha El Din, an Environmental Consultant and herpetologist who has been surveying the scaly wildlife of Lake Nasser.

    Richard Bangs: Quest for the Lord of the Nile, Part II

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