myrmecology

noun
myr·​me·​col·​o·​gy | \ ˌmər-mə-ˈkä-lə-jē How to pronounce myrmecology (audio) \

Definition of myrmecology

: the scientific study of ants

Other Words from myrmecology

myrmecological \ ˌmər-​mə-​kə-​ˈlä-​ji-​kəl How to pronounce myrmecological (audio) \ adjective
myrmecologist \ ˌmər-​mə-​ˈkä-​lə-​jist How to pronounce myrmecologist (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of myrmecology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/myrmecology?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=m&file=myrmec01. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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