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conchology

[kong-kol-uh-jee] /kɒŋˈkɒl ə dʒi/
noun
1.
the branch of zoology dealing with the shells of mollusks.
Origin of conchology
1770-1780
1770-80; conch + -o- + -logy
Related forms
conchological
[kong-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌkɒŋ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
conchologically, adverb
conchologist, noun
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conchology

/kɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the study and collection of mollusc shells
Derived Forms
conchological (ˌkɒŋkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
conchologist, noun
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