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Definition the branch of zoology that studies insects
  • The entomologist is an expert on termites.
entomologist = someone who studies the branch of zoology that studies insects
  • Increased entomological knowledge helped enable the green revolution that has fed an increasing population.
  • Pappachi had been an Imperial Entomologist at the Pusa Institute.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • entomologist = someone who studies the branch of zoology that studies insects
  • When I learned that the missing man was devoted to entomology the identification was complete.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • "The study of insects is called 'entomology," ' Mrs. V said.
    Sharon M. Draper  --  Out of My Mind
  • ' "Never heard an entomologist go on like this," I observed cheerfully.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • For I had the post of name finder in our Entomological Society; and was scolded severely by Thoby, I remember, for slackness.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Sketch of the Past
  • A cherubic entomologist with a specimen box?
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • "He's an entomologist; stupid.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat's Eye
  • See," continued the Vicar, opening several small drawers, "I fancy I have made an exhaustive study of the entomology of this district.
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • The forensic entomologist has already collected his samples.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • Entomology smells like mothballs and oil: a preservative that, Dr. Geffard explains, is called naphthalene.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • His chief amusements were gunning and fishing, or sauntering along the beach and through the myrtles, in quest of shells or entomological specimens;—his collection of the latter might have been envied by a Swammerdamm.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • He was a greater Prince than any there, though there was a reigning Duke and a Royal Highness, with their princesses, and near his Lordship was seated the beautiful Countess of Belladonna, nee de Glandier, whose husband (the Count Paolo della Belladonna), so well known for his brilliant entomological collections, had been long absent on a mission to the Emperor of Morocco.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • ...that Amaranta Ursula was continuing with her repairs so that her hands would not be idle, he decided to assemble the handsome bicycle, on which the front wheel was much larger than the rear one, and he dedicated himself to the capture and curing of every native insect he could find in the region, which he sent in jam jars to his former professor of natural history at the University of Liege where he had done advanced work in entomology, although his main vocation was that of aviator.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • My daughter shares that fascination with things that creep and crawl, and I tell her that a career in entomology awaits her.
    Dumas Firoozeh  --  Funny in Farsi
  • With an Imperial Entomologists' nose, and a silver thimble clenched for luck in her fist.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • His white leather zip-up Bible with an Imperial Entomologist's amethyst cuff-link on the zip.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • While Ammu watched, the Imperial Entomologist shred her new gumboots with her mother's pinking shears.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • Entomology was his special study.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim

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