entomology

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noun en·to·mol·o·gy \ˌen-tə-ˈmä-lə-jē\

Definition of entomology

  1. :  a branch of zoology that deals with insects

entomological

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entomologically

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entomologist

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Origin and Etymology of entomology

French entomologie, from Greek entomon insect (from neuter of entomos cut up, from en- + temnein to cut) + French -logie -logy — more at tome


First Known Use: 1766

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ENTOMOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

entomology

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noun en·to·mol·o·gy \ˌen-tə-ˈmä-lə-jē\

Definition of entomology for English Language Learners

  • : a branch of science that deals with the study of insects


Medical Dictionary

entomology

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noun en·to·mol·o·gy \ˌent-ə-ˈmäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of entomology

plural

entomologies

  1. :  a branch of zoology that deals with insects

entomological

\-mə-ˈläj-i-kəl\play adjective

entomologically

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