Definition of myrmecologist in US English:

myrmecologist

noun

  • See myrmecology

    • ‘An essay about myrmecologists, scientists who specialize in ants, provides a real glimpse of what science is.’
    • ‘The time-honored field method for the myrmecologist is to wander about, locating ant nests, digging into them and collecting samples.’
    • ‘The book includes a who's who list of past and present myrmecologists and naturalists.’
    • ‘I know all this because I am now officially a myrmecologist.’
    • ‘The U.S. military funded a key 1953 conference on animal behavior, encouraging myrmecologists to seek the practical applications of ants.’

Pronunciation

myrmecologist

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