We talked to entomologist Louis Sorkin about the best ways to prepare the little protein nuggets.
When I got home I made inquiries into the history of my entomologist.
He stopped the doctor reverentially, and said he had heard he was an entomologist.
The net is made of strong twine, open at the top, like an entomologist's.
This certainly is a good field for work for the entomologist.
The entomologist was in high spirits, for he had secured two rare specimens; and Wargrave had shot a good buck.
The entomologist had got almost up to the twelve-foot jaws that closed the exit.
Mr. Frohawk has described the egg more fully in the entomologist for 1900.
For what entomologist dare tell me that he has no mites in his cabinet?
This is always an attractive object to the entomologist, so it comes in for a share of our inspection.
1766, from French entomologie (1764), coined from Greek entomon "insect" + -logia "study of" (see -logy). Entomon is neuter of entomos "having a notch or cut (at the waist)," from en "in" (see en- (2)) + temnein "to cut" (see tome).
So called by Aristotle in reference to the segmented division of insect bodies. Compare insect. Related: Entomological. Hybrid insectology (1766, from French insectologie, 1744) is not much used.
I have given the name insectology to that part of natural history which has insects for its object; that of entomology ... would undoubtedly have been more suitable ... but its barbarous sound terryfy'd me. [Charles Bonnet's English translation of his "Contemplation de la nature," 1766]
entomology en·to·mol·o·gy (ěn'tə-mŏl'ə-jē)
The study of insects.
The scientific study of insects.
Our Living Language : Scientists who study insects (there are close to a million that can be studied!) are called entomologists. Why are they not called "insectologists"? Well, in a way they are. The word insect comes from the Latin word insectum, meaning "cut up or divided into segments." (The plural of insectum, namely insecta, is used by scientists as the name of the taxonomic class that insects belong to.) This Latin word was created in order to translate the Greek word for "insect," which is entomon. This Greek word also literally means "cut up or divided into segments," and it is the source of the word entomology. The Greeks had coined this term for insects because of the clear division of insect bodies into three segments, now called the head, thorax, and abdomen.