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arachnology

[‚a‚rak′näl·ə·jē]
(invertebrate zoology)
The study of arachnids.
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Spider experts (arachnologists), believe an army of a new breed of giant spiders are about to invade our homes to lay their eggs.
Arachnologist Chris Ayre reckons the Giant House Spiders will flock to homes this month in a bid to find a partner and escape the bad weather.
Natural philosopher and empiricist Lister was the first arachnologist and conchologist, a prominent fellow of the Royal Society, a Royal Physician to Queen Anne, a major benefactor of the Ashmolean Museum, and a regular correspondent on natural history and medicine with its first two keepers.
This is rarely heard nowadays, nor the wonderful words ('femmor', 'spink', 'drabbit') in the 692 pages of the The Mid-Northumberland Dialect by the remarkable Thomas Moody, teacher, euphonium-player, arachnologist and linguist, who by another curious coincidence began to compile his life's work in 1951.
Arachnologist Liphone Nophasead takes Dom 25 miles east of the town of Thakhek to Tham Kamouk cave, where he'll receive training to handle venomous spiders.
Edward Milner, an arachnologist studied and counted new species of spiders in the Colne Valley area around Heathrow.
Curator of Arthropods at the Manchester Museum in Britain, Logunov and Gromov, a widely traveled and extensively published arachnologist from Kazakhstan, describe 176 species of spider that live in the Central Asia country, which is as large as all of Western Europe.
Arachnologist Robert Raven, curator at the Queensland Museum in Australia, says there's not enough known about the species to make the discovery official, (http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-04/3/giant-tarantula) he told Wired .
The arachnologist, or spider scientist, works at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Penelope and her team face villainous thugs, a power-crazed arachnologist and bureaucratic obstruction as they strive to interpret the inmates' writings.
a sliver of time so fine, so sharp, it defies balance." Contemplating her often strained relationship with her arachnologist father, Firstman asks: "Good daughter or bad?