Definition of coleopterist in English:


Syllabification: co·le·op·ter·ist
Pronunciation: /ˌkōlēˈäptərist


  • A person who studies or collects beetles.
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    • Parataxonomy is not an office job, as Rob Roughley, the burly Canadian coleopterist once pointed out.
    • A coleopterist recently wanted to select all waterbeetle records for one or more vice-counties.
    • When H. Kulzer was employed as preparator in 1920, the collection was cared for firstly by a coleopterist.


mid 19th century: from Coleoptera + -ist.

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