entomology

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

Definition of entomology

:a branch of zoology that deals with insects

entomological

play \ˌen-tə-mə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

entomologically

play \ˌen-tə-mə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

entomologist

play \ˌen-tə-ˈmä-lə-jist\ noun

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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

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ENTOMOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

entomology

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noun

Definition of entomology for English Language Learners

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


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entomology

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

medical Definition of entomology

plural entomologies
:a branch of zoology that deals with insects

entomological

play \-mə-ˈläj-i-kəl\ adjective

entomologically

play \-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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