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The branch of zoology that deals with eggs, especially birds' eggs.

o′o·log′ic (ō′ə-lŏj′ĭk), o′o·log′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
o′o·log′i·cal·ly adv.
o·ol′o·gist n.
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(Zoology) the branch of ornithology concerned with the study of birds' eggs
oological, obsolete oologic adj
oˈologist n
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(oʊˈɒl ə dʒi)

the branch of ornithology that is concerned with birds' eggs.
o•ol′o•gist, n.
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the branch of ornithology that collects and studies birds’ eggs. — oologist, n. — oologic, oological, adj.
See also: Birds
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The study of birds’ eggs.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.oology - the branch of zoology that studies eggs (especially birds' eggs and their size, shape, coloration, and number)
zoological science, zoology - the branch of biology that studies animals
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Just as the nest, with its wires and scraps from every age, becomes an archive of a material history of an area at a particular time, the artists have become conservationists, preserving both endangered eggs and nests as well as the obsolete discipline of oology itself.
The conversation is amicable, because the words to be explained are, or sound, rather amusing, like oology (from the "xiTsonga" stone, meaning a description of birds' eggs) or psilology (from the "tsiVenda" stone, meaning vacuous chatter), and leads onto other topics, opening up former strangers to one another--an "infomal 'entente cordiale'," as the sculptor himself explains.(9) The circle of knowledge is intended to end in a circle of acquaintances (10) (Figure 8).