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con·chol·o·gy

 (kŏng-kŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The collection and study of mollusk shells.

con′cho·log′i·cal (-kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
con·chol′o·gist n.

conchology

(kɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Zoology) the study and collection of mollusc shells
conchological adj
conˈchologist n

con•chol•o•gy

(kɒŋˈkɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the branch of zoology dealing with the shells of mollusks.
[1770–80]
con•chol′o•gist, n.

conchology

1. the collecting of shells.
2. the branch of zoology that studies shells. — conchologist, n.
See also: Collections and Collecting
the branch of zoology that studies the shells of mollusks. Also called malacology. — conchologist, n.conchological, adj.
See also: Zoology

conchology

The collection and study of seashells and mollusk shells.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.conchology - the collection and study of mollusc shellsconchology - the collection and study of mollusc shells
assembling, collecting, aggregation, collection - the act of gathering something together
malacology - the branch of zoology that studies the structure and behavior of mollusks
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Some experienced conchologists are now sinking many of the very fine species of D'Orbigny and others into the rank of varieties; and on this view we do find the kind of evidence of change which on my theory we ought to find.
We shall, perhaps, best perceive the improbability of our being enabled to connect species by numerous, fine, intermediate, fossil links, by asking ourselves whether, for instance, geologists at some future period will be able to prove, that our different breeds of cattle, sheep, horses, and dogs have descended from a single stock or from several aboriginal stocks; or, again, whether certain sea-shells inhabiting the shores of North America, which are ranked by some conchologists as distinct species from their European representatives, and by other conchologists as only varieties, are really varieties or are, as it is called, specifically distinct.
Beaches covered with exquisite shells washed up from the Caribbean attract shell aficionados - or conchologists - from across the world looking to discover and add to their collections.
Whether they are of Ulster provenance or not, ornithologists, botanists, geologists, hill walkers, conservationists, entomologists, poets, conchologists, farmers, town planners, teachers, historians, limnologists, marine biologists, woodland managers, gardeners, politicians, clergy, zoologists and others will find much to interest, delight (and concern) them in the pages of this beautiful book.
A minimum of specialized terminology is used, making the book accessible to general readers as well as conchologists and ecologists.