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

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Monday, the first day of the five-day program in July, focused on entomology, the study of insects. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Children interact with nature through summer camp," 18 July 2019 Each day is intended to introduce kids to a different area of study: entomology on Monday, geology on Tuesday, meteorology on Wednesday and ornithology on Thursday. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Children interact with nature through summer camp," 18 July 2019 Dennis vanEngelsdorp, a professor of entomology at the University of Maryland and chief scientist for the Bee Informed Partnership, said that while extreme weather has worsened honeybees’ plight, the biggest threat is varroa mites. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "This past winter saw the highest honeybee colony losses on record," 6 July 2019 More rainfall creates more pools of water, which increases the number of mosquitoes, said Joshua Benoit, an assistant professor of biological sciences studying entomology at the University of Cincinnati. Rachel Berry, Cincinnati.com, "Does rain cause more mosquitoes?," 19 June 2019 Marla Spivak, a professor in the entomology department at the University of Minnesota, has been working for more than a decade to understand why honeybee populations are dwindling. New York Times, "With a Sniff and a Signal, These Dogs Hunt Down Threats to Bees," 3 July 2018 The specimens were discovered by the entomology student Longfeng Li, who brought them to be classified by the Smithsonian. Sophie Weiner, Popular Mechanics, "Newly Discovered Ancient Wasp Species Gets Its Name from David Bowie," 23 June 2017 The work is funded by grants from the USDA and the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission and overseen by WSU entomology professor Elizabeth Beers, an expert on integrated pest management. Katherine Long, The Seattle Times, "A local researcher is breeding an army of wasps to devour invasive stink bugs," 27 Aug. 2018 At an entrance of the University of Florida’s Steinmetz Hall, home of what one university survey rates as the world’s top entomology department, sits a display case of bejeweled curios. Jack Payne, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Insects as art: How Florida can overcome the yuck factor," 9 July 2018

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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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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 entomological (audio) \ adjective
entomologically \ -​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce entomologically (audio) \ adverb

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