- the science dealing with the study of mollusks.
Origin of malacology
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These have been described and figured by the writer in the 'Journal of Malacology,' vol.Southern Arabia
In malacology, a class of aquatic mollusca, having no apparent head, but a mouth between the folds of their mantle.
The fellow has actually taken it upon himself to deliver a lecture on malacology!Told by the Death's Head
Malacology, mal-a-kol′o-ji, n. the branch of natural history which treats of the structure and habits of molluscs.
The days of conchology were then doomed; and the study of the mollusc, or malacology, took its place.Beautiful Shells of New Zealand
E. G. B. Moss
- the branch of zoology concerned with the study of molluscs
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- The scientific study of mollusks.
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