speleology

noun spe·le·ol·o·gy \ ˌspē-lē-ˈä-lə-jē , ˌspe- \

Definition of speleology

: the scientific study or exploration of caves

speleological

play \ˌspē-lē-ə-ˈlä-ji-kəl, ˌspe-\ adjective

speleologist

play \ˌspē-lē-ˈä-lə-jist, ˌspe-\ noun

Origin and Etymology of speleology

Latin speleum cave (from Greek spēlaion) + International Scientific Vocabulary -o- + -logy — more at spelunker


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