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entomology

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noun en·to·mol·o·gy \ˌen-tə-ˈmä-lə-jē\

Simple Definition of entomology

  • : a branch of science that deals with the study of insects

Full Definition of entomology

  1. :  a branch of zoology that deals with insects

en·to·mo·log·i·cal play \-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
en·to·mo·log·i·cal·ly play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
en·to·mol·o·gist play \ˌen-tə-ˈmä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of entomology

French entomologie, from Greek entomon insect (from neuter of entomos cut up, from en- + temnein to cut) + French -logie -logy — more at tome


First Known Use: 1766

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entomology

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noun en·to·mol·o·gy \ˌent-ə-ˈmäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of entomology

plural en·to·mol·o·gies

  1. :  a branch of zoology that deals with insects

  2. en·to·mo·log·i·cal \-mə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play adjective
    en·to·mo·log·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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