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The branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians.

[Greek herpeton, reptile (from herpein, to creep) + -logy.]

her′pe·to·log′ic (-tə-lŏj′ĭk), her′pe·to·log′i·cal adj.
her′pe·to·log′i·cal·ly adv.
her′pe·tol′o·gist n.
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Noun1.herpetologist - a zoologist who studies reptiles and amphibians
animal scientist, zoologist - a specialist in the branch of biology dealing with animals
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