ce·​tol·​o·​gy sē-ˈtä-lə-jē How to pronounce cetology (audio)
: a branch of zoology concerned with the cetaceans
cetologist noun

Word History


Latin cetus whale

First Known Use

1810, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cetology was in 1810

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Cite this Entry

“Cetology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cetology. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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