conchology

[kong-kol-uh-jee]

Origin of conchology

1770–80; conch + -o- + -logy
Related formscon·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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conchology

noun
  1. the study and collection of mollusc shells
Derived Formsconchological (ˌkɒŋkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveconchologist, noun
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