ornithology

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noun or·ni·thol·o·gy \ˌȯr-nə-ˈthä-lə-jē\

Definition of ornithology

plural

ornithologies

  1. 1 :  a treatise on ornithology

  2. 2 :  a branch of zoology dealing with birds

ornithological

play \ˌȯr-nə-thə-ˈlä-ji-kəl\ or less commonly

ornithologic

play \ˌȯr-nə-thə-ˈlä-jik\ adjective

ornithologically

play \ˌȯr-nə-thə-ˈlä-ji-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

ornithologist

play \ˌȯr-nə-ˈthä-lə-jist\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of ornithology

New Latin ornithologia, from ornith- + -logia -logy


ORNITHOLOGY Defined for English Language Learners

ornithology

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Definition of ornithology for English Language Learners

  • : a branch of science that deals with the study of birds


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