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 ?
French speleologist and diver Frederic Swierczynski is the first man in history who went to the bottom of Red Lake near Imotski and succeeded, writes The Dubrovnik Times, quoted by Focus News Agency.
This is a rare book collection by Spanish naturalist, entomologist and speleologist Joaquim Mateu (1921-2015) that his son, Giuliano Mateu, Thursday presented at an official ceremony held at the seat of the National Heritage Institute (INP).
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.
The first four were located by a French-sponsored caving expedition to the Passismanua area in 2001, during which Roman Hapka (2009), a speleologist with archaeological training made observations on the presence of chert seams and artefacts in several caves.
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).
In the opening episode, "Motel Man," a vacuum cleaner salesman (sublimely creepy Manuel Moron) rapes Gabi (Judith Diakhate) in an isolated wooded spot as she awaits the arrival of her speleologist husband Esteban (Carmelo Gomez) and his assistant Pedro (Mariano Alameda), who have traveled to the area to investigate the discovery of a new cave.
recalled speleologist Abbe Breuil about the initial opening to Lascaux (7).
What is merely a small crack to a speleologist is a network of immense galleries to most troglobionts.
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).
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.