conchologist definition

  • noun:
    • person who collects shells, particularly for the objective of scientific study.
    • a person who studies, or is versed in, conchology.
    • One versed in conchology.
    • A name associated with carrier-shells (family PhoridÅ“), from their often connecting other shells towards margins of their whorls because they develop. Also called mineralogist. See cut under carrier-shell.
    • a collector and student of mollusc shells

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