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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
References in classic literature ?
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.
In the early 1920's, Paul Bartsch, a conchologist from Washington, D.
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.
The 200-year-old signed first edition of the Universal Conchologist, by Thomas Martyn, was sold for pounds 45,410.
He read aloud to them, stumbling through articles in journals like Indo-Pacific Mollusca or American Conchologist.
Couthouy, the conchologist, complained that these rules would put a complete stop to examination or drawings of his collection.
John du Pont had tried numerous ways to make his mark on the world: as an ornithologist, conchologist, philatelist and philanthropist, a trainee for the Olympic pentathlon, and a benefactor to sports of all kinds.