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The collection and study of mollusk shells.

con′cho·log′i·cal (-kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
con·chol′o·gist n.
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Noun1.conchologist - a collector and student of mollusc shells
aggregator, collector - a person who collects things
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Some experienced conchologists are now sinking many of the very fine species of D'Orbigny and others into the rank of varieties; and on this view we do find the kind of evidence of change which on my theory we ought to find.
We shall, perhaps, best perceive the improbability of our being enabled to connect species by numerous, fine, intermediate, fossil links, by asking ourselves whether, for instance, geologists at some future period will be able to prove, that our different breeds of cattle, sheep, horses, and dogs have descended from a single stock or from several aboriginal stocks; or, again, whether certain sea-shells inhabiting the shores of North America, which are ranked by some conchologists as distinct species from their European representatives, and by other conchologists as only varieties, are really varieties or are, as it is called, specifically distinct.
He said the camp had a women conchologist, a radiologist and doctors, and a mobile ambulance equipped with high-tech screening machines.
The Beachcomber's Companion: An Illustrated Guide to Collecting and Identifying Beach Treasures (Chronicle, $16.95, 128 pages, ISBN 9781452161167) could make a conchologist out of anyone with its list of more than 40 shell types and other commonly collected gifts of the sea, all illustrated by Jillian Ditner.
The passengers on the Philanthropist included Thomas Say (1789-1834), an American naturalist, entomologist, and conchologist, and Charles Alexandre Lesueur (1778-1846), a French naturalist, zoologist, ichthyologist, artist, and teacher (Pitzer 1998).
Her works included, among others, The Conchologist's Nomenclator, published in 1845; Drops of Water: Their Marvellous and Beautiful Inhabitants Displayed by the Microscope (1851); The Children's Garden and What They Made of It (1865); and her "Popular" series, volumes which also covered field and greenhouse, botany, shells, fossils and even rambles in the Alps.
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.
In the early 1920's, Paul Bartsch, a conchologist from Washington, D.C.
His articles have appeared in professional magazines and his photographs have made the front and back covers of the journal American Conchologist a total of fourteen times.
In an article entitled "A shell from Mars" (American Conchologist, December 2007), Peter Dance told of a Recent shell collected by a Russian trawler from a depth of about 100 meters near the coast of Somalia that was so different it was named Chimaeria (a fabled monster made up of parts of other creatures) incomparabilis by shell dealer Bruno Briano in 1993.
"You will find," I told her, "that the Islands do not offer a great variety of shoreline finds for the conchologist."