malacology

noun mal·a·col·o·gy \ ˌma-lə-ˈkä-lə-jē \

Definition of malacology

: a branch of zoology dealing with mollusks

malacological

play \ˌma-lə-kə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ adjective

malacologist

play \ˌma-lə-ˈkä-lə-jist\ noun

Origin and Etymology of malacology

French malacologie, contraction of malacozoologie, from New Latin Malacozoa, zoological group including soft-bodied animals (from Greek malakos soft + New Latin -zoa) + French -logie -logy


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