Octologists? Ears? Do you mean otologists? Or are they more properly known as "the people incorrectly called otologists"?Clem said:Hello Gaetan,
The study of molluscs is called malacology. Octologists are ear specialists (no, really). I've never heard of a term specific to octopus scientists, except for Dr. Octopus. Coming up with a proper term might be a good assignment for your students.
maybe octoceratologist would sound betterOctopod \Oc"to*pod\, n. [Gr. ? eight-footed; 'oktw` eight +
poy`s, podo`s, foot: cf. F. octopode.] (Zool.)
One of the Octocerata.