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The branch of zoology that deals with eggs, especially birds' eggs.

o′o·log′ic (ō′ə-lŏj′ĭk), o′o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
o′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
o·ol′o·gist n.


(Zoology) the branch of ornithology concerned with the study of birds' eggs
oological, obsolete oologic adj
oˈologist n


(oʊˈɒl ə dʒi)

the branch of ornithology that is concerned with birds' eggs.
o•ol′o•gist, n.


the branch of ornithology that collects and studies birds’ eggs. — oologist, n. — oologic, oological, adj.
See also: Birds


The study of birds’ eggs.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oology - the branch of zoology that studies eggs (especially birds' eggs and their size, shape, coloration, and number)
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
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I was never an egg collector, my childhood being in the late 60s and 70s when it was increasingly outlawed.
BRITAIN'S most convicted egg collector has racked up another conviction after police searched the lounge of his Coventry home.
Meanwhile, Mary Ellis' father, Chad, transformed the playhouse into a precious chicken coop, complete with a loft for roosting, a pulley-operated door leading to an enclosed yard, and laying boxes built over the existing windows so the young egg collector could retrieve her treasures without having to step inside.
The warden Trevor Stephenson found out in the morning that the little tern colony at Crimdon has been stripped of eggs by an egg collector, so we reported it straight to the police.
EGG COLLECTOR * Join the fun down on the farm with LEGO's egg-cellent Kokoriko game.
His accomplice, former egg collector John Robert Latham, 27, from Burtonwood, was cleared of similar charges.
Egg collector Wayne Derbyshire today claimed he's cracked his bad habit.
A COURT confiscated a car used by an egg collector who stole rare and wild birds' eggs.
Wee Emily the Egg Collector used two of the flower-topped stalks as eyes for her Scary Animal exhibit at Etal.
Some of the cases they faced included an egg collector from Exhall who was ordered to undertake 50 hours community work last September after a search of his house had uncovered four Skylark eggs, a camera, books and egg collecting equipment.
He momentarily halted proceedings in the case of egg collector Wayne Derbyshire to rebuke our man sitting in the back of the court, who was engrossed in reading that day's edition of the Chronicle.
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