herpetology


her·pe·tol·o·gy

noun \ˌhər-pə-ˈtä-lə-jē\

Definition of HERPETOLOGY

:  a branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians
her·pe·to·log·i·cal \-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective
her·pe·tol·o·gist \ˌhər-pə-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of HERPETOLOGY

Greek herpeton quadruped, reptile, from neuter of herpetos crawling, from herpein
First Known Use: 1824

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