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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.
mal′a·col′o·gist n.
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(Zoology) the branch of zoology concerned with the study of molluscs
malacological adj
ˌmalaˈcologist n
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(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.
mal`a•col′o•gist, n.
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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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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.malacology - the branch of zoology that studies the structure and behavior of mollusks
conchology, shell collecting - the collection and study of mollusc shells
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
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