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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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The myrmecological fauna is linked to several parameters; we can quote by importance order, the nature and the richness of vegetative cover, stations superficies and at last climate change.
It is very strange and disappointing that this myrmecological community was ignored.
Voucher specimens are deposited at the Myrmecological Collection of the Laboratorio de Entomologia, Universidade Estadual do Ceara, in Fortaleza, CE, Brazil, at the Myrmecological Collection of the Museu de Zoologia of the Universidade de Sao Paulo (MZSP) in Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil, and at the Mirmecological Collection of the Centro de Pesquisas do Cacau (CEPLAC) in Itabuna, BA, Brazil.
Here we offer some general comments about Mutis' myrmecological studies.
One species group includes social parasitic forms, most of which are from Argentina and should grow as more myrmecological research continues in the New World.