entomology

noun
en·​to·​mol·​o·​gy | \ ˌen-tə-ˈmä-lə-jē How to pronounce entomology (audio) \

Definition of entomology

: a branch of zoology that deals with insects

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Other Words from entomology

entomological \ ˌen-​tə-​mə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce entomology (audio) \ adjective
entomologically \ ˌen-​tə-​mə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce entomology (audio) \ adverb
entomologist \ ˌen-​tə-​ˈmä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce entomology (audio) \ noun

Examples of entomology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cooper teaches entomology and turf portions of the CT Master Gardener Program and serves as the center’s photographer. courant.com, "Community news for the Glastonbury edition," 26 Mar. 2021 This Saturday, the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is hosting a conversation with Doug Margerum, owner of Margerum Wine Co. in the Santa Ynez Valley, and entomology expert Matthew Gimmel about the influence of insects on wine. Los Angeles Times, "Spot unique art and architecture across L.A. County with these adventures," 25 Mar. 2021 On Monday, entomology lab technician Araceli Gomez was working her way through a case of dozens of Sara orangetips, small white California butterflies that hatch each spring. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Despite 11-month closure, Natural History Museum has been a beehive of activity since March," 24 Feb. 2021 Egg masses are much easier to contain than jumping nymphs or swarming adults, notes Karen Verderame, curator of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Claire Marie Porter, Scientific American, "How You Can Help Stop Invasive Spotted Lanternflies," 24 Dec. 2020 Caleb Hubbard, a PhD candidate studying veterinary entomology at University of California at Riverside, and Michael Dickinson, a professor of biology and bioengineering at California Institute of Technology, had differing theories. Washington Post, "‘Harris/Fly 2024’: Debate viewers couldn’t look away from the bug on Pence’s head," 8 Oct. 2020 Mosquito repellents sit at the nexus of two branches of insect science: urban pest control and medical entomology (the study of insects that carry human disease). Outdoor Life Staff, Outdoor Life, "Best Mosquito Repellent: Find the Right Insect Control for You," 11 Jan. 2021 The series features five 90-minute videos exploring anthropology, vertebrate zoology, botany, entomology and paleontology. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Venues are closed, so Utah arts groups are streaming their holiday cheer," 27 Nov. 2020 This involved a helter-skelter tour of disciplines such as astronomy, entomology and neurology (Stars! The Economist, "How Dominic Cummings wasted the greatest opportunity of his life," 20 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of entomology

1764, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for entomology

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

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The first known use of entomology was in 1764

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“Entomology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entomology. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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entomology

noun

English Language Learners Definition of entomology

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

entomology

noun
en·​to·​mol·​o·​gy | \ ˌent-ə-ˈmäl-ə-jē How to pronounce entomology (audio) \
plural entomologies

Medical Definition of entomology

: a branch of zoology that deals with insects

Other Words from entomology

entomological \ -​mə-​ˈläj-​i-​kəl How to pronounce entomology (audio) \ adjective
entomologically \ -​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce entomology (audio) \ adverb

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