entomology


en·to·mol·o·gy

noun \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

en·to·mol·o·gy

noun \ˌent-ə-ˈmäl-ə-jē\   (Medical Dictionary)
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

entomology

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Branch of zoology dealing with the scientific study of insects, including their taxonomy, morphology, physiology, and ecology. Applied aspects of entomology, such as the harmful and beneficial impact of insects on humans, are also studied.

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