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herpetologist (noun) specialist in the study of reptiles.
A herpetologist specializes in the study of reptiles, for example, of snakes, lizards, etc.. Herpetology is a branch of zoology dealing exclusively with reptiles, that is, the species of animals which lay eggs and crawl on the ground. They are cold-blooded.
- Very ironically, the herpetologist with all his knowledge of and fascination for the study of snakes died of a snake bite.
- The herpetologist performed a feat by living amidst snakes for seventy-two hours and had his name entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for living among snakes for the longest time.