lep·​i·​dop·​ter·​ol·​o·​gy ˌle-pə-ˌdäp-tə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce lepidopterology (audio)
: a branch of entomology concerned with lepidopterans
lepidopterological adjective
lepidopterologist noun

Examples of lepidopterology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In his youth, Cronenberg was fascinated by the natural sciences, including botany and lepidopterology. Adam Nayman, The New Yorker, 3 June 2022 There is a strange library in this house—books on everything from Ayurvedic medicine to warrior goddesses, Hawaiian mythology to lepidopterology. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, 3 Aug. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lepidopterology was in 1898

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“Lepidopterology.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lepidopterology. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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