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The branch of zoology that deals with mollusks.
[French malacologie : Greek malakos, soft; see mel- in Indo-European roots + -logie, -logy (from Old French; see -logy).]
mal′a·co·log′i·cal (-kə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl) adj.
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(Zoology) the branch of zoology concerned with the study of molluscs
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mal•a•col•o•gy(ˌmæl əˈkɒl ə dʒi)
the branch of zoology that deals with the study of mollusks.
[1830–40; < French]
mal`a•co•log′i•cal (-kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl) adj.
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conchology. — malacologist, n.See also: Zoology
the study of molluscs. — malacologist, n.See also: Biology
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The branch of zoology that deals with the study of mollusks.
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