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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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Aitkenhead-Peterson JA, Alexander MB, Bytheway JA, Carter DO, Wescott DJ (2015) Applications of soil chemistry in forensic entomology. Forensic Entomology: International Dimensions and Frontiers 283, doi:10.1201/b18156-29
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Current concept in forensic entomology. Springer, Dordrecht, Netherlands.
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In addition, a one-day, hands-on workshop was given entitled "Death Scene Investigation--A Forensic Entomology Field Training".
Objective: Specifically, we aimed to perform a listing the most frequent species in which they occur, identify species that have been previously associated with medico-legal practices and draw perspectives on the status of the scientific research and on the potential of forensic entomology as a routine procedure in the region.
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