speleologist

speleology

[spee-lee-ol-uh-jee]
noun
the exploration and study of caves.
Also, spelaeology.


Origin:
1890–95; < Latin spēlae(um) (see spelaean) + -o- + -logy

speleological [spee-lee-uh-loj-i-kuhl] , adjective
speleologist, noun
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speleology or spelaeology (ˌspiːlɪˈɒlədʒɪ)
 
n
1.  the scientific study of caves, esp in respect of their geological formation, flora and fauna, etc
2.  the sport or pastime of exploring caves
 
[C19: from Latin spēlaeum cave]
 
spelaeology or spelaeology
 
n
 
[C19: from Latin spēlaeum cave]
 
speleological or spelaeology
 
adj
 
spelaeological or spelaeology
 
adj
 
spele'ologist or spelaeology
 
n
 
spelae'ologist or spelaeology
 
n

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speleology   (spē'lē-ŏl'ə-jē)  Pronunciation Key 
The exploration and scientific study of the geological and ecological features of caves.
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