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ornithology

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

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

plural or·ni·thol·o·gies

Full Definition of ORNITHOLOGY

1
:  a treatise on ornithology
2
:  a branch of zoology dealing with birds
or·ni·tho·log·i·cal \-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ also or·ni·tho·log·ic \-jik\ adjective
or·ni·tho·log·i·cal·ly \-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb
or·ni·thol·o·gist \-ˈthä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin of ORNITHOLOGY

New Latin ornithologia, from ornith- + -logia -logy
First Known Use: 1676

Other Birds Terms

aerie, bunting, clutch, covey, hackle, ratite, rictus, ruff, skein, zygodactyl

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