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her·pe·tol·o·gy

 (hûr′pĭ-tŏl′ə-jē)
n.
The branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians.

[Greek herpeton, reptile (from herpein, to creep) + -logy.]

her′pe·to·log′ic (-tə-lŏj′ĭk), her′pe·to·log′i·cal adj.
her′pe·to·log′i·cal·ly adv.
her′pe·tol′o·gist n.
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herpetology

(ˌhɜːpɪˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Zoology) the study of reptiles and amphibians
[C19: from Greek herpeton creeping animal, from herpein to creep]
herpetologic, ˌherpetoˈlogical adj
ˌherpetoˈlogically adv
ˌherpeˈtologist n
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her•pe•tol•o•gy

(ˌhɜr pɪˈtɒl ə dʒi)

n.
the branch of zoology dealing with reptiles and amphibians.
[1815–25; < Greek herpetó(n) a creeping thing (akin to hérpein to creep) + -logy. See herpes]
her`pe•to•log′i•cal, adj.
her`pe•to•log′i•cal•ly, adv.
her`pe•tol′o•gist, n.
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her·pe·tol·o·gy

(hûr′pĭ-tŏl′ə-jē)
The scientific study of reptiles and amphibians.
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herpetology

- The branch of zoology dealing with amphibians and reptiles, based on Greek herpeton, "creeping thing."
See also related terms for reptile.
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herpetology

Zoology. the study of reptiles and amphibians. — herpetologist, n. — herpetologic, herpetological, adj.
See also: Reptiles
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herpetology

The branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.herpetology - the branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibiansherpetology - the branch of zoology concerned with reptiles and amphibians
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
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Translations
herpetologie
herpetologia
herpetológia
herpetológia
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