acridology

noun
ac·​ri·​dol·​o·​gy | \ˌa-krə-ˈdä-lə-jē\
plural -es

Definition of acridology 

: the study of migratory locusts and other grasshoppers

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Other Words from acridology

acridologist \ ˌa-​krə-​ˈdä-​lə-​jist \ noun plural acridologists
Acridologists have debated the adaptiveness of phase polymorphism for decades. — James T. Costa, The Other Insect Societies, 2006

First Known Use of acridology

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for acridology

Greek akrid-, akrís “grasshopper” + -o- + -logy

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