cetology

[see-tol-uh-jee]

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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Historical Examples of cetology

  • My object here is simply to project the draught of a systematization of cetology.


British Dictionary definitions for cetology

cetology

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

Word Origin for cetology

C19: from Latin cētus whale
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