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  • n. One who studies ants.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An entomologist who makes a special study of ants, or of myrmeeology.


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  • This little ant simply walked up to myrmecologist Christian Rabeling in the Brazilian Amazon.

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  • Carl Frederick's "The Study of Ants" seemed to be the real winner in this bunch - an myrmecologist (ant scientist) teaches an ant how to play chess, and the ants are VERY upset when another scientist cheats by taking a move back.

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  • By my college years, I was a devoted myrmecologist, a specialist in the biology of ants.

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  • Wilson was a myrmecologist, a specialist on the biology of ants.

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  • After dismissing both cat-ant and catsect, he remembered that someone who studies ants is called a myrmecologist.

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  • Haeckel defends the resulting system of thought against a variety of opponents, ranging from embryologist Wilhelm His to Jesuit myrmecologist Erich Wasmann.

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  • American entomologist, myrmecologist, pioneer in ethology.


  • In any case, a while back myrmecologist Brian Fisher loaned me a captive colony of his beloved

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  • As an insular myrmecologist I am a failure, though Ted Case knows it isn’t my fault.

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