Definition of speleologist noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌspiːliˈɒlədʒɪst//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌspiːliˈɑːlədʒɪst//
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a scientist who studies caves or a person who goes into caves as a sport compare caver, potholer (1), spelunker (1) Word Originlate 19th cent.: from French spéléologie, via Latin from Greek spēlaion ‘cave’ + -ist.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: speleologist