myr·​me·​col·​o·​gy ˌmər-mə-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce myrmecology (audio)
: the scientific study of ants
myrmecological adjective
myrmecologist noun

Examples of myrmecology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web He is considered a pioneer in the field of myrmecology, the study of ants, and applied his research to other organisms, including people. al, 28 Dec. 2021

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First Known Use

circa 1902, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of myrmecology was circa 1902

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“Myrmecology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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