conchology

[ kong-kol-uh-jee ]
/ kɒŋˈkɒl ə dʒi /

noun

the branch of zoology dealing with the shells of mollusks.

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Origin of conchology

1770–80; conch + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM conchology

con·cho·log·i·cal [kong-kuh-loj-i-kuhl], /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 of conchology

conchological (ˌkɒŋkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveconchologist, noun
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