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ornithology

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noun or·ni·thol·o·gy \ˌȯr-nə-ˈthä-lə-jē\

Simple Definition of ornithology

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

Full Definition of ornithology

plural or·ni·thol·o·gies

  1. 1 :  a treatise on ornithology

  2. 2 :  a branch of zoology dealing with birds

or·ni·tho·log·i·cal play \-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ also or·ni·tho·log·ic play \-jik\ adjective
or·ni·tho·log·i·cal·ly play \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
or·ni·thol·o·gist play \-ˈthä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of ornithology

New Latin ornithologia, from ornith- + -logia -logy


First Known Use: 1676



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