conchology

[ kong-kol-uh-jee ]
/ kɒŋˈkɒl ə dʒi /
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noun

the branch of zoology dealing with the shells of mollusks.

Origin of conchology

1770–80; conch + -o- + -logy

Related forms

con·cho·log·i·cal [kong-kuh-loj-i-kuh l] /ˌkɒŋ kəˈlɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, adjectivecon·cho·log·i·cal·ly, adverbcon·chol·o·gist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for conchology

conchology

/ (kɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study and collection of mollusc shells

Derived Forms

conchological (ˌkɒŋkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveconchologist, noun
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