lepidopterology


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lep·i·dop·ter·y

 (lĕp′ĭ-dŏp′tə-rē) also lep·i·dop·ter·ol·o·gy (-tə-rŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of entomology that deals with lepidopterans.

lep′i·dop′ter·ist n.

lepidopterology

(ˌlɛpɪˌdɒptəˈrɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Zoology) the study of butterflies and moths

lep•i•dop•ter•ol•o•gy

(ˌlɛp ɪˌdɒp təˈrɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the branch of zoology dealing with butterflies and moths.
[1895–1900]
lep`i•dop`ter•o•log′i•cal (-tər əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
lep`i•dop′ter•ist, n.

lepidopterology

a branch of zoology that studies butterflies and moths. — lepidopterist, n.
See also: Butterflies
the branch of entomology that studies butterflies. — lepidopterologist, lepidopterist, n.
See also: Zoology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lepidopterology - the branch of entomology dealing with Lepidoptera
bugology, entomology - the branch of zoology that studies insects
Translations
Lepidopterologie
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