acridology

noun ac·ri·dol·o·gy \ˌa-krə-ˈdä-lə-jē\

Definition of acridology

plural

-es

  1. :  the study of migratory locusts and other grasshoppers

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

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Origin and Etymology of acridology

Greek akrid-, akrís “grasshopper” + -o- + -logy — more at Acrididae


First Known Use: 1948


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