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cetology

[see-tol-uh-jee]
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noun
  1. the branch of zoology dealing with whales and dolphins.

Origin of cetology

First recorded in 1850–55; cet- + -o- + -logy
Related formsce·to·log·i·cal [seet-l-oj-i-kuh l] /ˌsit lˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivece·tol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cetologist

cetology

noun
  1. the branch of zoology concerned with the study of whales (cetaceans)
Derived Formscetological (ˌsiːtəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivecetologist, noun

Word Origin

C19: from Latin cētus whale
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