herpetology

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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.

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

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.

her·pe·tol·o·gy

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

herpetology

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

herpetology

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

herpetology

The branch of zoology that deals with reptiles and amphibians.
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
Translations
herpetologie
herpetologia
herpetológia
herpetológia
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The team of authors introduces the study of reptiles and amphibians, extensively revised for this edition and adding much more color.
This institutional history by Murphy (research associate in herpetology, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution) highlights the contributions of zoological institutions to the advancement of herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians).
Herpetology is the study of reptiles, and a herpetologist is a specialist in these animals.

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