lepidopterology

noun
lep·​i·​dop·​ter·​ol·​o·​gy | \ ˌle-pə-ˌdäp-tə-ˈrä-lə-jē How to pronounce lepidopterology (audio) \

Definition of lepidopterology

: a branch of entomology concerned with lepidopterans

Other Words from lepidopterology

lepidopterological \ ˌle-​pə-​ˌdäp-​tə-​rə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce lepidopterological (audio) \ adjective
lepidopterologist \ ˌle-​pə-​ˌdäp-​tə-​ˈrä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce lepidopterologist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of lepidopterology

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Lepidopterology.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lepidopterology. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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