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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.


(Zoology) the branch of zoology concerned with the study of ants
myrmecological, ˌmyrmecoˈlogic adj
ˌmyrmeˈcologist n


(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.


the branch of entomology that studies ants. — myrmecologist, n.myrmecologic, myrmecological, adj.
See also: Ants
the study of ants.
See also: Insects


The branch of zoology that deals with the study of ants.
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Wilson immediately mentions the ant work by Barry Bolton from the British Natural History Museum, calling him one of the finest myrmecologists in the world.
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.
Counting ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): biodiversity sampling and statistical analysis for myrmecologists.
This species is dedicated in honor to the colleague Gary Alpert (MCZC), for their generosity and helping to the visiting myrmecologists in Cambridge, and for their kindly advice with the specimens collected and AutoMontage pictures.
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.
Not even Linnaeus himself wrote such thorough descriptions, nor did many of the myrmecologists working at the end of the 19th and start of the 20th centuries, men who generally devoted justa few vague and imprecise lines to describe a new species.
Pheidole in the New World is Wilson's masterful revision of the species rich ant genus that he has scrutinized for 16 years, as known to all friends and myrmecologists.