herpetology

noun her·pe·tol·o·gy \ ˌhər-pə-ˈtä-lə-jē \
|Updated on: 14 Jul 2018

Definition of herpetology

: a branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians

herpetological

play \ˌhər-pə-tə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

herpetologist

play \ˌhər-pə-ˈtä-lə-jist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of herpetology

Greek herpeton quadruped, reptile, from neuter of herpetos crawling, from herpein



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