conchology

noun

con·​chol·​o·​gy käŋ-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce conchology (audio)
: a branch of zoology that deals with shells
conchological adjective
conchologist noun

Word History

Etymology

Greek konchē

First Known Use

1776, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of conchology was in 1776

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“Conchology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conchology. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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