malacologist

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From malacology +‎ -ist.

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malacologist (plural malacologists)

  1. A person who studies molluscs; a specialist in malacology. [from 19th c.]
    • 2012, Caspar Henderson, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, 2013 edition, Granta Books, page 233:
      In the early 1800s the French malacologist Pierre Denys de Montfort published an account of a British ship of the line that he claimed had been sunk, and its crew devoured, by a Colossal octopus, or Kraken.

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