Dictionary.com

conchology

[ kong-kol-uh-jee ]
/ kɒŋˈkɒl ə dʒi /
Save This Word!

noun

the branch of zoology dealing with the shells of mollusks.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE MANY TYPES OF NOUNS

They're everywhere you turn, but can you identify the 10 types of nouns easily? This quiz will test your mettle against singular, plural, concrete, abstract, common, proper, collective, compound, countable, and uncountable nouns!
Question 1 of 7
Shoelaces, rainbow, toothpaste, and haircuts are all what type of noun?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for conchology

British Dictionary definitions for conchology

conchology
/ (kɒŋˈkɒlədʒɪ) /

noun

the study and collection of mollusc shells

Derived forms of conchology

conchological (ˌkɒŋkəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectiveconchologist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK