speleologist


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spe·le·ol·o·gy

 (spē′lē-ŏl′ə-jē)
n.
1. The scientific study of caves.
2. Exploration of caves.

[French spéléologie : Latin spēlaeum, spēlēum, cave (from Greek spēlaion) + -logie, -logy.]

spe′le·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
spe′le·ol′o·gist n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.speleologist - a person who explores cavesspeleologist - a person who explores caves    
explorer, adventurer - someone who travels into little known regions (especially for some scientific purpose)
Translations
speleolog
luolatutkijaspeleologi
barlangkutatószpeleológus

speleologist

[ˌspiːlɪˈɒlədʒɪst] Nespeleólogo/a m/f

speleologist

[ˌspiːliˈɒlədʒɪst] nspéléologue mf

speleologist

nHöhlenkundler(in) m(f)

speleologist

[ˌspilɪˈɒlədʒɪst] nspeleologo/a
References in periodicals archive ?
In 1979, an amateur speleologist discovered and explored a small cave in eastern Tennessee.
Anatoly Fokin, a Russian speleologist [a specialist in the study of caves], said: "In this cave we found the footprints and some hair of a Bigfoot.
In the work, diviners come in many forms: from fissures in the Arctic ice and plankton in a Nansen bottle, to the French speleologist Michel Siffre, who is known for his studies in the field of human chronobiology and explorations of what happens when the organic patterns of life move Beyond Time (to cite the title of his first book, first published in 1963 as Hors du temps).
recalled speleologist Abbe Breuil about the initial opening to Lascaux (7).
The writer's task is to exhume her people's history like a speleologist (Fantasia, 91/77), using fiction to flesh out "la plate sobriete du compte-rendu" (the flat restraint of a military report; 15).
Garcia Canizares, based on ideas discussed with the group speleologist, A.
What we're seeing is a process where life is generating an acid that eats through the rock and helps to form this cave," says Louise Hose, a speleologist (cave scientist) who led the expedition.
They are also grateful for the contributions of Laurence August, CEO, CPI-Project 1; Steve Elkins, CEO, Pal-America Films; speleologist Eric Fernandez; ana Maria Calas, Ceramic Conservation Unit, IHAH; Camie Campbell, Smithsonian Institution Conservation Analytical Laboratory; and Dr.
To borrow an old description, me trying to explore the Gorna Slatina Cave in Macedonia was like trying to push a camel through the eye of a needle," this seasoned speleologist says about his caving adventure.
In 1972, speleologists descending Pollthanacarra, a 20m-deep vertical swallowhole in Co.
The blend of a cave and a church is truly peculiar and fascinating to both speleologists studying caves and archeologists studying all manmade traces.
According to speleologists, Pesna has the largest entry in the Balkans.