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  1. the branch of entomology dealing with ants.
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Origin of myrmecology

< Greek myrmēk-, stem of mýrmēx ant + -o- + -logy
Related formsmyr·me·co·log·i·cal [mur-mi-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌmɜr mɪ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivemyr·me·col·o·gist, noun
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  • Myrmecology: that branch of entomology that deals with ants.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

British Dictionary definitions for myrmecology


  1. the branch of zoology concerned with the study of ants
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Derived Formsmyrmecological (ˌmɜːmɪkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivemyrmecologist, noun
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myrmecology in Science


  1. The scientific study of ants.
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