- the branch of zoology dealing with the shells of mollusks.
Origin of conchology
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Examples from the Web for conchology
His conchology and meteorology, and all the rest of his ologies?Johnny Ludlow, Third Series
Mrs. Henry Wood
These shells are curious to those who are learned in conchology.Toilers of the Sea
Why can't you call things by their right names, and say 'conchology'?Ruth Arnold
It might have been chess, it might have been conchology, it might have been heraldry.The Mountebank
William J. Locke
Conchoid′al, pertaining to a conchoid: shell-like, applied to the fracture of a mineral; Concholog′ical, pertaining to conchology.
- the study and collection of mollusc shells
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