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entomology

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

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

Full Definition of ENTOMOLOGY

:  a branch of zoology that deals with insects
en·to·mo·log·i·cal \-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
en·to·mo·log·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
en·to·mol·o·gist \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

Other Insect Terms

drone, gadfly, pismire, proboscis, vespine
Medical Dictionary

entomology

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

Medical Definition of ENTOMOLOGY

:  a branch of zoology that deals with insects
en·to·mo·log·i·cal \-mə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective
en·to·mo·log·i·cal·ly \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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