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 (ŏf′ē-ŏl′ə-jē, ō′fē-)
The branch of herpetology that deals with snakes.

[Greek ophis, snake + -logy.]

oph′i·o·log′i·cal (-ə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
oph′i·ol′o·gist n.
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Her scientist heroine, though largely modeled on Lewis' Kelp (lest anyone should miss it, Gershon's fellow-scientist suitor is actually named Kelp), also contains healthy doses of Cary Grant's impatient paleontologist in "Bringing Up Baby" and a dash of Henry Fonda's unsophisticated ophiologist in "Lady Eve.
The final spread of the book contains factual information about snakes that will educate and fascinate young scientists and ophiologists alike and gives preschool and primary teachers one more reason to include this delightful and informative picture book on their classroom library shelves.