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ophiology

[of-ee-ol-uh-jee, oh-fee-] /ˌɒf iˈɒl ə dʒi, ˌoʊ fi-/
noun
1.
the branch of herpetology dealing with snakes.
Origin of ophiology
1810-1820
1810-20; < Greek óphi(s) snake + -o- + -logy
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ophiological
[of-ee-uh-loj-i-kuh l, oh-fee-] /ˌɒf i əˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl, ˌoʊ fi-/ (Show IPA),
ophiologic, adjective
ophiologist, noun
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ophiology

/ˌɒfɪˈɒlədʒɪ/
noun
1.
the branch of zoology that is concerned with the study of snakes
Derived Forms
ophiological (ˌɒfɪəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
ophiologist, noun
Word Origin
C19: from Greek ophis snake + -logy
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