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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
References in classic literature ?
See," continued the Vicar, opening several small drawers, "I fancy I have made an exhaustive study of the entomology of this district.
"You don't know what it is to want spiritual tobacco--bad emendations of old texts, or small items about a variety of Aphis Brassicae, with the well-known signature of Philomicron, for the `Twaddler's Magazine;' or a learned treatise on the entomology of the Pentateuch, including all the insects not mentioned, but probably met with by the Israelites in their passage through the desert; with a monograph on the Ant, as treated by Solomon, showing the harmony of the Book of Proverbs with the results of modern research.
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I do not here refer to the number of different species, but to that of the individual insects; for on this it is that the most striking character in the entomology of different countries depends.
Consequently, and to indulge his own idea of happiness, Cornelius began to be interested in the study of plants and insects, collected and classified the Flora of all the Dutch islands, arranged the whole entomology of the province, on which he wrote a treatise, with plates drawn by his own hands; and at last, being at a loss what to do with his time, and especially with his money, which went on accumulating at a most alarming rate, he took it into his head to select for himself, from all the follies of his country and of his age, one of the most elegant and expensive, -- he became a tulip-fancier.
And though our tropes of fairyland be mixed with those of entomology they shall not spill one drop of ambrosia from the rose-crowned melody of Maggie's one perfect night.
When I learned that the missing man was devoted to entomology the identification was complete."
He was familiar with the literature and history not only of the ancient world but of all the important modern nations of western Europe, with philosophy, the sciences of painting, architecture, botany, zoology, gardening, entomology (he had a large collection of insects), and even heraldry.
Dr Muhammad Tariq of Department of Entomology gave a presentation on various aspects of dengue fever, its various stages, prevention and control.
Dr Mohammad Tariq from the Department of Entomology gave presentation on various aspects of dengue fever, its stages and prevention and control.
PMAS-AAUR Dean Faculty of Crop and Food Sciences Dr Fayyaz-ul-Hassan, Dean Faculty of Forestry and Range Management and Chairman Department of Entomology Dr Atta-ul-Mohsin, faculty members, bee keepers, and students were also present at the inaugural session.
Such importance of the bangaw in forensic entomology made the insect a popular subject for study.