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The branch of entomology that deals with ants.

myr′me·co·log′i·cal (-kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
myr′me·col′o·gist n.
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(Zoology) the branch of zoology concerned with the study of ants
myrmecological, ˌmyrmecoˈlogic adj
ˌmyrmeˈcologist n
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(ˌmɜr mɪˈkɒl ə dʒi)

the branch of entomology dealing with ants.
[< Greek myrmēk-, s. of mýrmēx ant + -o- + -logy]
myr`me•co•log′i•cal (-kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
myr`me•col′o•gist, n.
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the branch of entomology that studies ants. — myrmecologist, n.myrmecologic, myrmecological, adj.
See also: Ants
the study of ants.
See also: Insects
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The branch of zoology that deals with the study of ants.
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Counting ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): biodiversity sampling and statistical analysis for myrmecologists. Myrmecological News, Innsbruck, n.
With only five myrmecologists in the Philippines, it is no wonder that ant is one of the least understood species.
The new species described below appears to be rare and was probably never seen by Brown or other myrmecologists working on Myrmecina taxonomy.
Lach, Parr and Abbott clearly belong to this new generation of enthusiast myrmecologists. With their book, they provide the first comprehensive review focusing on ant ecology since "The Ants".
Since 1858, when Smith described the genus Pachycondyla [22], myrmecologists have continued to add new subgenera, and recently this genus and the proposed generic synonyms have reached a state of unclear taxonomic identity.
In dealing with Wilson and the other myrmecologists, Sleigh's analysis is fascinating, and a little disturbing.
military funded a key 1953 conference on animal behavior, encouraging myrmecologists to seek the practical applications of ants.
Lustig argues, myrmecologists studied ants to determine whether humans could derive any insights about social behavior from these tiny creatures.
There, Hoyt came to see ants as myrmecologists do, as an integral and diverse component of the rain-forest.