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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH entomologyentomology , etymology
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How to use entomology in a sentence
One must know not only how to catch it but where to find it, and some knowledge of entomology is essential at the very beginning.
The following curious account of wild bees is principally abridged from Kirby and Spences very interesting work on entomology.
In the introduction to a modern Entomology there is a description of the process by which the spider weaves its web.
My readers may differ in appraising the comparative value of the trifling discoveries which entomology owes to my labours.More Hunting Wasps|J. Henri Fabre
Thou art in a land rich in botany and mineralogy, rich in zoology and entomology.Wanderings in South America|Charles Waterton
British Dictionary definitions for entomology
Derived forms of entomologyentomological (ˌɛntəməˈlɒdʒɪkəl) or entomologic, adjectiveentomologically, adverbentomologist, noun
Medical definitions for entomology
Other words from entomologyen′to•mo•log′ic (-mə-lŏj′ĭk) null adj.en′to•mol′o•gist n.
Scientific definitions for entomology
Scientists who study insects (there are close to a million that can be studied!) are called entomologists. Why are they not called insectologists? Well, in a way they are. The word insect comes from the Latin word insectum, meaning cut up or divided into segments. (The plural of insectum, namely insecta, is used by scientists as the name of the taxonomic class that insects belong to.) This Latin word was created in order to translate the Greek word for insect, which is entomon. This Greek word also literally means cut up or divided into segments, and it is the source of the word entomology. The Greeks had coined this term for insects because of the clear division of insect bodies into three segments, now called the head, thorax, and abdomen.