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ar·ach·nol·o·gy

 (ăr′ək-nŏl′ə-gē)
n.
The branch of zoology that deals with spiders and other arachnids.

[Greek arakhnē, spider + -logy.]

ar′ach·no·log′i·cal (-nə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
ar′ach·nol′o·gist n.
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arachnology

(ˌærækˈnɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Zoology) the study of arachnids
ˌarachˈnologist n
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arachnology

a branch of zoology that studies spiders and other arachnids. Also called arachnidology, araneology. — arachnologist, n.
See also: Zoology
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Translations
Arachnologie
arahnologija

arachnology

nArachnologie f, → Spinnenkunde f
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He founded the disciplines of conchology (the study of shells) and arachnology, making the first catalogue of English spiders.
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The mother's midgut had already started breaking down while she guarded the eggs, Salomon and her colleagues report in the April Journal of Arachnology. And by the time the pale youngsters hatch, liquefied gut suitable for baby mouthparts is building up in her abdomen.
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