Definition of coleopterist in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌkɒlɪˈɒptərɪst/


A person who studies or collects beetles.
Example sentences
  • 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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