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The name of a person who studies Octos?

Snafflehound

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Teuthis is Latin for Squid... Octopus is already Latin, right, so it'd just be an octopologist, no? Or octo-apologist :nyah:


Or maybe go back to the root of Octopus itself

Octopod \Oc"to*pod\, n. [Gr. ? eight-footed; 'oktw` eight +
poy`s, podo`s, foot: cf. F. octopode.] (Zool.)
One of the Octocerata.
[1913 Webster]

maybe octoceratologist would sound better
 

Colin

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'octopus' is Greek not Latin so there is another spanner chucked in!
 
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Chrono-Eric, a spanner is what Brits and some of their former colonials call what I and probably most folks in the US call a wrench. Google images offers a bunch of pictures. Wrench - it's not just a verb!

Who said Britain and the US were two countries separated by a common language?

Melissa
 

Nancy

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We need some of the marine biologists who are actually studying octopuses to respond on this one!

Nancy
 

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