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entomology

scientific study of insects
Not to be confused with:
etymology – study of the history of words

en·to·mol·o·gy

 (ĕn′tə-mŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The scientific study of insects.

en′to·mo·log′ic (-mə-lŏj′ĭk), en′to·mo·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
en′to·mo·log′i·cal·ly adv.
en′to·mol′o·gist n.

entomology

(ˌɛntəˈmɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Zoology) the branch of science concerned with the study of insects
entomological, ˌentomoˈlogic adj
ˌentomoˈlogically adv
ˌentoˈmologist n

en•to•mol•o•gy

(ˌɛn təˈmɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the branch of zoology dealing with insects.
[1760–70]
en`to•mo•log′i•cal (-məˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) en`to•mo•log′ic, adj.
en`to•mo•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
en`to•mol′o•gist, n.

en·to·mol·o·gy

(ĕn′tə-mŏl′ə-jē)
The scientific study of insects.
Word History Scientists who study insects (there are close to a million that can be studied!) are called entomologists. Why are they not called "insectologists"? Well, in a way they are. The word insect comes from the Latin word insectum, meaning "cut up or divided into segments." (The plural of insectum, namely insecta, is used by scientists as the name of the taxonomic class that insects belong to.) This Latin word was created in order to translate the Greek word for "insect," which is entomon. This Greek word also literally means "cut up or divided into segments," and it is the source of the word entomology. The Greeks had coined this term for insects because of the clear division of insect bodies into three segments, now called the head, thorax, and abdomen.

entomology

the branch of zoology that studies insects. Also called insectology. — entomologist, n. — entomologie, entomological, adj.
See also: Insects
the study of insects. — entomologist, n.entomologie, entomological, adj.
See also: Zoology

entomology

1. The study of insects.
2. Study of insects.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.entomology - the branch of zoology that studies insectsentomology - the branch of zoology that studies insects
lepidopterology, lepidoptery - the branch of entomology dealing with Lepidoptera
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
caste - in some social insects (such as ants) a physically distinct individual or group of individuals specialized to perform certain functions in the colony
Translations
entomologie
entomologi
hyönteistiede
कीटविज्ञान
entomologija
entomologie
entomologija
entomologi

entomology

[ˌentəˈmɒlədʒɪ] Nentomología f

entomology

[ˌɛntəˈmɒlədʒi] n (= science) → entomologie f

entomology

nEntomologie f, → Insektenkunde f

entomology

[ˌɛntəˈmɒlədʒɪ] nentomologia
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He belonged, in fact, to none of the numerous societies which swarm in the English capital, from the Harmonic to that of the Entomologists, founded mainly for the purpose of abolishing pernicious insects.
Temminck insists on the utility or even necessity of this practice in certain groups of birds; and it has been followed by several entomologists and botanists.
It is a significant fact, stated by entomologists -- I find it in Kirby and Spence -- that "some insects in their perfect state, though furnished with organs of feeding, make no use of them"; and they lay it down as "a general rule, that almost all insects in this state eat much less than in that of larvae.
A few general observations on the comparative importance of the different orders may be interesting to the English entomologist. The large and brilliantly coloured Lepidoptera bespeak the zone they inhabit, far more plainly than any other race of animals.
It is sufficient to disturb the composure of an entomologist's mind, to look forward to the future dimensions of a complete catalogue.
Her rest had never been disturbed by whispers of stolen copes; no critic had elevated his eyebrows at her infantile entomologist.
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"However, most entomologists work in agriculture or private consulting," says Fisher.
For decades, entomologists have used radar to pick out masses of migrating insects at high altitudes, but the technology proved even less effective than the naked eye at tracking a single insect closer to the ground.
Entomologists are working to adjust application parameters to avoid disrupting beneficial insects that are helpful in biological control.
Since then, a team of Agricultural Research Service entomologists has identified the pest, searched its country of origin, collected samples of its natural enemies, and studied them to see whether they can control the pest here.
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