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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.
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(Zoology) the branch of zoology concerned with the study of ants
myrmecological, ˌmyrmecoˈlogic adj
ˌmyrmeˈcologist n
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(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.
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the branch of entomology that studies ants. — myrmecologist, n.myrmecologic, myrmecological, adj.
See also: Ants
the study of ants.
See also: Insects
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The branch of zoology that deals with the study of ants.
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Myrmecology is a branch of entymology that studies ants.
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Members of the Tyrannomyrmex rex species had only been found dead until this point, since first being discovered in 2003, but a new study in the journal ( Asian Myrmecology &nbsp;describes a colony uncovered underneath leaves at the base of a tree last year.
Pfeiffer, "Ants as bioindicators of ecosystem health in Shivalik Mountains of Himalayas: assessment of species diversity and invasive species," Asian Myrmecology, vol.
In The Social Conquest of Earth, Wilson, whose expertise is in biodiversity and myrmecology (the study of ants), charts the unfolding of the human evolutionary biological paradigm, explaining how humankind, and separately, certain invertebrates like wasps, were predisposed to develop highly organized society by certain mutative or transitional events of natural selection, which themselves created new, unique paradigms--new, unforeseen possibilities for development and cognitive sophistication.
Edward Osborne Wilson is a globally renowned American biologist, naturalist and author, and is considered the world's leading expert in myrmecology, the study of ants.
Six Legs Better: A Cultural History of Myrmecology. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press.
Six legs better; a cultural history of myrmecology.
That myrmecology, the study of ants, has never enjoyed the status of a distinct discipline has much to do with scientists' own obsessions.