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arachnology

(ăr′ək-nŏl′ə-gē)
n.
The branch of zoology that deals with spiders and other arachnids.

ar′ach·no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ar′ach·nol′o·gist n.
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But fellow arachnologist Myles Nolan has urged people not to be alarmed if they come across the beasts in their bedroom.
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Two years later, the two are living in Washington, D.C., as happily married as a hunky arachnologist and a smooth undercover operative can be.
"I walked into one in a Costa Rican rain forest," says Linda Rayor, an arachnologist at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
In Dingo, the narrator complains of the parochialism and inflexibility, the "rigidite scolastique" of arachnologist Edouard Legrel.
"Spiders are dumb as a post," says arachnologist Jonathan Coddington of the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
Arachnologist Chris Ayre said: "Giant house spiders are the Golden Retrievers of the spider world, because they are much less shy than their relatives."
Charles Haddad, South African arachnologist and chairman of the African Arachnological Society, who collected some of the paratypes.