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  1. conchologistnoun

    a collector and student of mollusc shells

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  1. conchologistnoun

    One who collects shells, especially for the purpose of scientific study.

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  1. conchologist

    Conchology (from Ancient Greek κόγχος (kónkhos) 'cockle', and -logy) is the study of mollusc shells. Conchology is one aspect of malacology, the study of molluscs; however, malacology is the study of molluscs as whole organisms, whereas conchology is confined to the study of their shells. It includes the study of land and freshwater mollusc shells as well as seashells and extends to the study of a gastropod's operculum. Conchology is now sometimes seen as an archaic study, because relying on only one aspect of an organism's morphology can be misleading. However, a shell often gives at least some insight into molluscan taxonomy, and historically the shell was often the only part of exotic species that was available for study. Even in current museum collections it is common for the dry material (shells) to greatly exceed the amount of material that is preserved whole in alcohol. Conchologists mainly deal with four molluscan orders: the gastropods (snails), bivalves (clams), Polyplacophora (chitons) and Scaphopoda (tusk shells). Cephalopods only have small internal shells, with the exception of the Nautiloidea. Some groups, such as the sea slug nudibranchs, have lost their shells altogether, while in others it has been replaced by a protein support structure.

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  1. conchologist

    A conchologist is a person who studies and collects shells, specifically the shells of mollusks such as clams, snails, and slugs. This field of study is a branch of malacology, the science of mollusks. The collection and classification of shells has both scientific and artistic components, with some conchologists focusing more on the aesthetic appeal and rarity of shells.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conchologistnoun

    one who studies, or is versed in, conchology

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conchologist in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conchologist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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