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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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Nor does he remark that their spectacular ant-heaps, or more correctly termitaries, are armour-coated in their excreta, as surely every myrmecologist should note without even having to excavate them.
Neil Forrest's colossal red-lacquer coated Flakes, suspended from the ceiling by stainless-steel wire, drew inspiration from the tree-boring habits of ants and the evolutionary sociobiology of myrmecologist E O Wilson but also, significantly, from Islamic architectural ornament, particularly glazed-ceramic tiles.
A myrmecologist, Wilson spawned his controversial theories of sociobiology from observation of ant colonization, but it was his elucidation of the social organization of coral reefs that resonated most provocatively with Forrest.
Consider the "tappings, stridulations, strokings, graspings, nudgings, antennations, tastings and puffings and streakings of chemicals among the ants that evoke various responses from simple recognition to recruitment and alarm" as described by the foremost myrmecologists of our time Bert Holldobler and Edward O.
In dealing with Wilson and the other myrmecologists, Sleigh's analysis is fascinating, and a little disturbing.