cetology

noun
ce·​tol·​o·​gy | \ sē-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce cetology (audio) \

Definition of cetology

: a branch of zoology concerned with the cetaceans

Other Words from cetology

cetologist \ sē-​ˈtä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce cetology (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of cetology

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cetology

Latin cetus whale

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“Cetology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cetology. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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